Published on : Friday, March 31, 2017
Airbnb is making it easier for New Zealanders to share their world with others by expanding beyond accommodation with the launch of Trips, which brings together where you stay, what you do and the people you meet, all into one platform.
As the most significant development in Airbnb’s eight-year history, Trips is one platform that offers amazing homes, authentic local experiences, tips, social events and recommendations from local insiders.
Originally launched in 12 cities around the world, Airbnb is now expanding Trips to New Zealand with an initial focus on Queenstown. Fellow Kiwis and travellers can choose from close to ten curated Queenstown-based activities designed and led by local experts, including donning a bee suit and gloves, and getting up close to an active beehive where you might even spot the Queen Bee, to getting your adrenaline fix with a Helicopter Mountain Run.
Through people-powered hospitality, Airbnb has transformed where people stay, taking this same approach to the rest of guests’ trips. Designed to make travel both easy and magical, Trips covers several key areas including; Experiences and Homes.
Experiences offer unprecedented access to locals sharing their passions and interests, with almost ten now available to book online. From everyday Kiwis to professional tour guides, New Zealanders are embracing the share economy, delivering Experiences that are in keeping with Airbnb’s culture and quality standards. A few of these include:
With three million homes available to book across 191 countries, Airbnb offers the largest and most diverse range of unique accommodation options for travellers. In New Zealand alone, there are 19,000 listings, with 2,000 local properties in Queenstown available for visitors to choose from.