Airbnb Has Debuted An Office Dedicated To Sustainable Tourism
Since its inception back in 2008, Airbnb has provided travellers access to unique destinations and neighbourhoods that typically exist off the tourist track, all the while bringing the economic benefits of tourism to small businesses and local residents all around the world.
But our favourite thing about the global home-sharing platform is its commitment to environmental sustainability. Just yesterday, it launched the Office of Healthy Tourism, an initiative to drive local, authentic and sustainable tourism in countries and cities across the globe.
“With travel and tourism growing faster than most of the rest of economy, it is critical that as many people as possible are benefiting – and, right now, not all tourism is created equal,” says Head of Global Policy, Chris Lehane. “To democratise the benefits of travel, Airbnb offers a healthy alternative to the mass travel that has plagued cities for decades.”
What sets the booking service apart from traditional accommodation set-ups is that it supports tourism that is authentic, diverse, inclusive and most importantly, sustainable.
The new office is set up to work with communities through partnerships, programs and events to drive travel to lesser-known areas, as well as support environmentally friendly travel habits.
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