Since 2016, Airbnb has been offering short-term private rentals search service that allows you to find tours, excursions and fun activities in the city you want to visit. And this week, due to global isolation, the service decided to bring this service online.
Users will now be able to take part in virtual travel through Zoom, and Airbnb will provide registered homeowners with free access to software and remote conferencing.
At launch, there are about 50 webinars, lessons and tours offered by homeowners from over 30 countries. Airbnb claims they are going to host several thousand online sessions in the coming months. One of the online tours available offers a guided tour of Chernobyl, where you can even meet the dogs living there. Or, for example, there is an opportunity to visit a goat sanctuary, if you like such an activity. And of course, the service is full of standard cooking and fitness lessons.
The company is positioning the new service as a way to help rental property owners smooth out losses, as well as give people the opportunity to do something interesting while they are stuck at home. Airbnb said last week that it will provide $ 250 million in support of owners whose businesses have been hit by the pandemic.