Arguably the most significant, systematic trend in worldwide tourism today is the demand for ‘experiential travel’, typically meant to convey the idea of more immersive, local and authentic travel experiences.
So, not content with just redefining the travel and hospitality industry as we know it with the introduction of their peer to peer online marketplace and homestay network, San Francisco travel giant Airbnb today announced the launch of ‘Trips’.
One of the biggest and most exciting developments in its eight-year history, ‘living like a local’ just got even more immersive.
Bringing together where you stay, what you do and the people you meet all in one place, Trips is a people-powered platform designed to make travel more streamlined, connected and personal.
From Samurai Swordplay workshops in Tokyo to Marathon-running in Kenya, trips are handcrafted by local experts giving unprecedented insights into cultures and communities like never before.
“We want to make travel magical again by putting people back at the heart of every trip.” said Brian Chesky, Airbnb CEO.
Trips launches today with three key areas – Experiences, Places and Homes.