Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017
The home-sharing platform has already thrived in Anguilla and plays a pivotal role in the island’s economy. There are currently more than 300 listings across the island, and a typical Airbnb host in Anguilla earns $4,400 annually.
On signing the agreement, Anguilla’s Chief Minister and Minister of Tourism, The Hon. Victor Banks said, the signing of the agreement with Airbnb will have the effect of affording Anguillians of all walks of life an opportunity to be involved in the tourism accommodation sector. Airbnb represents a new trend in the delivery of tourism experiences to a wide range of international and regional travellers and creates a platform to promote Anguilla as a destination of choice for varied and new types of travel experiences.
In addition to promoting Anguilla’s world-class beaches, Airbnb will highlight the island’s history and culture.
Airbnb also announced this week that it will expand its presence in China in hopes of capitalizing on the significant potential in the booming Asian market. A Airbnb takes aim at becoming a full-service travel company, it also recently purchased Montreal-based luxury vacation rental service Luxury Retreats in a cash and stock deal valued at approximately $300 million.