Published on : Thursday, May 9, 2019
Airbnb guests and hosts are promoting sustainability. Care and concern for nature is highlighted in the way the guests are making travel choices, and the hosts are providing offerings. Airbnb has been committed to promoting and supporting healthy, sustainable tourism since the very beginning more than 10 years ago.
In 2018, more than 4.5 million guests around the world checked in at eco-friendly listings on the Airbnb platform. The global bookings increased by 50 per cent for environmentally-conscious spaces as per Airbnb data. Eco-friendly listings grew 30 per cent globally over the past year.
Airbnb’s community model helps fight growing mass tourism and overcrowding in Thailand as tourists can choose eco-friendly Homes and Experiences.
More Thai Airbnb hosts are providing guests with the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature and reduce their carbon footprint while away from home.
Some of the Asia Pacific destinations with the highest percentage of eco-friendly listings include: Trat (Thailand), Sabah (Malaysia), Rāmnagar (India), South Grafton (Australia), Niseko (Japan), Gangwon (South Korea), and Lugu (Taiwan).
This platform has a vast collection of Homes that are reducing the impact on the planet while providing guests the chance to give back to Mother Earth. They combine it with unique eco-friendly nature-themed Experiences. Some of these Experiences are Grand Canyon Thailand Nature Walk, Chiang Mai, Thailand and Bamboo Bicycle Tour in Green Bangkok!.
In 2019, Airbnb are committing 5 million euros to support efforts to make travel more authentic and sustainable.
Guests on Airbnb can be closer to the environment by exploring the variety of Experiences that both benefit the planet and introduce them to passionate local experts and advocates in environmental sustainability – either in their hometown or when traveling.