If you’ve been travelling in the last five or so years, chances are you are familiar with Airbnb. The home sharing website has been enjoying ongoing success since its launch in 2008 and has managed to evolve into one of the world’s largest accommodation booking websites. No matter what you are looking for, whether it be a small flat in downtown LA or a converted castle in Croatia, you’ll find it on Airbnb.
The real appeal of Airbnb over its competitors is that it offers an authentic and unique accommodation experience and the opportunity to truly live like a local. With Airbnb homestays, travellers get to feel at home while on the road and avoid the sometimes stuffy and impersonal experience of staying in hotels.
Airbnb’s latest addition to their App capitalises on the company’s reputation for offering authentic and unique experiences. It extends the company’s services beyond accommodation and out into the world.
The App’s latest feature is called Trips. Each ‘Trip’ is hand designed by an Airbnb host who use their personal interests, connections, and local knowledge to offer their guests a truly unique experience.
If you are interested in fashion you can book a Casual Kimono Trip in Tokyo. This Trip takes place over three days. Yui, a local Kimono dresser, teaches her guests everything there is to know about the traditional garment and how to wear it in the modern world.
If you like getting your hands dirty you might enjoy the Florence Secret Garden Mission. This Trip involves following a local volunteer around the beautiful secret gardens of Florence to help with their upkeep. After a fulfilling day of work, you will get to enjoy some delicious Italian coffee and pastry with your fellow volunteers and host.
If you’re the sporty adventurous type you will love the Adventure Man Trip in LA. This Trip allows you hang out for three days with a local surfer, who will show you the best brakes, take you camping, rock climbing and hiking. You’ll sit around campfires at night and sleep out under the stars.
Airbnb has been providing diverse experiences for travellers for since its inception. With the new additions to their App, they are truly opening doors for travelling opportunities to suit individual tastes and thereby changing the travel game for good. Trips is the most exciting thing to happen in the world of travel since the birth of Airbnb itself.