Airbnb Experiences Launches Soon; Interested Hosts Invited to Apply
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
The final countdown is underway for the launch of Airbnb Experiences in Bermuda. Residents who would like to host an Experience on Airbnb are encouraged to submit their online applications by February 15, 2019. This inaugural group of hosts will benefit from increased exposure during the official launch of Experiences on the island, scheduled for early March.
Bermuda will be the fifth destination in the region to offer Experiences, following successful rollouts in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Martinique.
Airbnb Experiences offer visitors a distinct journey into Bermuda’s way of life, through unique activities designed and led by inspiring locals. These activities dive deeper than a typical tour or excursion and provide an opportunity for anyone to share their hobbies, passions, skills, or expertise, regardless of whether they are an existing Airbnb home host.
There are no startup costs involved in becoming an Experience host. Hosts set their desired rate and Airbnb collects a small service fee in exchange for connecting local hosts with the platform’s robust community of travellers from around the world.
A helpful information sheet on Airbnb Experiences is available on the Bermuda Tourism Authority website. While the rolling application to become an Airbnb Experience host is available year round, the Bermuda Tourism Authority and Airbnb encourage persons to sign up by mid-February to participate in the grand launch. The online application can be completed by visiting the Airbnb website.