Airbnb has made a name for itself by providing an alternative to hotels when booking accommodation for your trip; now, they’re expanding their offering with the launch of ‘trips’, focusing on the travel experience itself.
For the past 8 years Airbnb has been allowing users to find accommodation in the homes of others, providing an alternative to hotel rooms and aiming to allow people to travel like locals. Now, they’re introducing a new feature: ‘Trips’ is a new app feature which will allow travelers to immerse themselves in the communities in which they’re staying, taking advantage of tours, recommendations and experiences with local experts!
Featuring three key areas – Experiences, Places and Homes –, Trips will allow users to access personal recommendations and create a personalized Trip Itinerary. Speaking of the launch, Airbnb CEO, Brian Chesky said that “Until now, Airbnb has been about homes. Today, Airbnb is launching Trips, bringing together where you stay, what you do, and the people you meet all in one place. We want to make travel magical again by putting people back at the heart of every trip.”
People can request to list their Experiences in a number of cities starting today, including Amsterdam, Chicago, Vancouver, Sydney, Portland, Miami and more!
Would you use Airbnb Trips?