Airbnb launches virtual travel experiences with hosts around the world

Airbnb launches virtual travel experiences with hosts around the world airbnb launches virtual travel experiences with hosts around the world
Airbnb launches virtual travel experiences with hosts around the world airbnb launches virtual travel experiences with hosts around the world

You may not be able to physically take a vacation right now because of stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines due to the coronavirus pandemic, but you can mentally escape to somewhere beyond your apartment with Airbnb’s new online experiences.

The company’s in-person experiences, which launched in 2016, aren’t currently being offered but there are plenty of one-of-a-kind virtual activities to participate in through video communication services like Zoom.


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Options include cooking with a Moroccan family, meditation with a Japanese Buddhist monk, a K-beauty 101 tutorial with a TV host in Korea, a cocktail class and live performance led by drag queens, fortune reading using coffee grounds, a pasta making class with a host in Italy and an interior design workshop.

All of the online experiences available can be viewed on Airbnb’s website. Prices range from $2 to $65 per person, depending on the class or activity being offered.

Connecting with someone virtually in another country, or even a different city, can make it feel like you’ve taken a trip away from home. The online experiences also are a way for hosts to recover some of their income lost to coronavirus.

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