World Bank group and Airbnb signs partnership to boost rural tourism

Published on : Friday, June 23, 2017

AirbnbAirbnb and The World Bank group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), validating their combined efforts to boost the tourism industries of the developing economies.

 

With an aim to boost rural tourism, community-driven hospitality company Airbnb announced their partnership with World Bank Group.

 

With the agreement done, Airbnb and the World Bank Group will now examine ways in which emerging destinations can utilise the new technology and platforms to create scope for economic development, which were previously not practised.

 

The two organisations will also share information on the current scale of alternative accommodation options and home sharing across several countries, beginning with pilot projects in Sri Lanka and India.

 

Clark Stevens, Director, Government Affairs and Strategic Partnerships at Airbnb said that they are excited to collaborate with the World Bank Group to study the development impacts of home-sharing and pilot projects in emerging tourist destinations.

 

Travel and tourism industry is one of the largest service industries in the world accounting more than 10 percent of the global GDP. The share of total global arrivals is expected to reach 57 percent by 2030 from the emerging markets.

Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 08 imexamerica 2019
  • 14 Hotelierseries Africa 2019
  • 14 restaurantscafeslounges 19
  • 16 global-hotels-resorts 2019
  • 16 TTF 2019
  • 17 getglobal 19
  • 17 thincindonesia 2019
  • 18 Africa Hotel & Resort 2019
  • 18 chinatravelnews2019
  • 18 MILT 2019
  • 19 China Hotel 19
  • 19 itehcmc 19
  • 19 uzakrota London 2019
  • 20 uzakrota Istanbul 2019
  • 22 Africa Hotel Investment Forum 2019
  • 22 iitm 2020
  • 23 PTM 2019
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

    1. MICE INDIA AND LUXURY TRAVEL CONGRESS 2019

      July 23 - July 24
    2. FOOD & HOTEL INDONESIA 2019

      July 24 - July 27
    3. IITM Bangalore

      August 2 - August 4
    4. IITM CHENNAI

      August 9 - August 11
    5. ibtm CHINA

      August 28 - August 29
Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com