Airbnb Will Take You On a World Tour With Its New Launch
Airbnb dips into extreme tourism with its new Adventures offerings.
Airbnb transformed travel by bringing a sense of home to your vacations, but now it's expanding that live-like-a-local ethos further—literally. This summer, the rental giant launched Adventures, all-in-one excursions guided by local experts on six continents. (Sorry, Antarctica fans.) Ranging from two to 10 days and starting at $99 per person (lodging, meals, and activities are included; flights are not), the group trips are as varied as a motorbiking trek through Vietnam, a desert journey across Morocco, or an overnight surf camp in Malibu, California. "Adventure doesn't have to be only for adrenaline junkies," says Caroline Boone, the head of Airbnb Adventures. "We believe that it comes from pushing yourself off the beaten path and being immersed in new destinations through the eyes of local hosts." Those hosts are vetted (Airbnb was advised on safety practices by the Adventure Travel Trade Association) and handle the nitty-gritty details. All you have to do is show up ready to explore!