Ever thought of travelling around the world in 80 days? That dream might just be a reality with the newly launched Airbnb Adventures.
The new platform offers over 200 bucket list-worthy multi-day experiences hosted by local experts. The activities will embark on off-the-beaten-path locations, and immerse participants in unique cultures and communities.
The experiences on offer range from tracking lions on foot with Sabache Warriors in Kenya to hunting for UFOs in Arizona, the United States.
Airbnb Experiences vice president Joe Zadeh said the new platform will allow people to escape from their day-to-day life.
“They have the option to be fully immersed in off-the-beaten-path places, to push themselves out of their comfort zones and have experiences that will stay with them for the rest of their lives,” he said.
All activities on offer meet certain quality and safety standards. Airbnb was advised on safety and best practices for Adventures by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA).
The experiences are also either entirely exclusive to Airbnb, or provided by small, local operators that are not typically found on any other major booking platform.
According to ATTA, the international adventure travel market in 2017 could be valued at over USD$683bil (RM2852.2bil), up 21% from 2012.