As part of Airbnb Adventures, guests will be taken on multi-day experiences that cover “off-the-beaten-path locations”. The experiences, which will be hosted by local experts, “immerses guest in unique cultures and communities”.Experiences include, a six day Galapagos Slow Food Safari, the wonders of Oman or camp on a cliff in Colorado. The group offers more than 200 adventures on their platform.
This move puts the group in direct competition with tour operators.According to the group, “These adventures are either entirely exclusive to Airbnb, or provided by small, local operators that are not typically found on any other major booking platform.”
In addition to the launch, Airbnb is also offering guests a chance to go ‘Around the World in 80 days’, inspired by the Jules Verne classic. The adventure will be will be bookable from Thursday, 20 June, 2019 at $5,000 per person for 80 days.