New Delhi: Online marketplace for hospitality services, Airbnb has announced the launch of 'Experiences in Goa', one of its fastest growing markets in India that adds to its footprint of almost 5,000 listings across the state.
The newly launched Airbnb Experiences allows travellers to explore unique destinations by offering magical, handcrafted activities powered by locals.
Experiences offer travellers unprecedented insider access to communities, places and things to do that go beyond traditional tourist selections. Using technology as a platform, Airbnb Experiences open up the world, connecting people and creating powerful cross-cultural interactions.
Globally, Airbnb offers over 12,000 Experiences across 180+ cities around the world, with bookers from over 73 different countries. In India, Goa is the second largest market for Experiences after New Delhi.
Recognized as one of the fastest growing tourism markets in India, Goa holds a special importance for Airbnb. Only last year, the brand partnered with local insiders in the state to curate Airbnb's Goa Insider's Guide offering travellers a look at stunning homes spread across the state as well as unique ideas to authentically experience Goa 'Like Locals'.
"Airbnb Experiences make travel magical again by immersing guests in local communities around the world, offering unique, one-of-a-kind immersions that are handcrafted and led by local experts," said the head of Airbnb Global Public Policy and Communications, Chris Lehane.
"We want Goans to participate and benefit from local tourism by sharing their interests and passions, enabling them to make additional remuneration. Experiences are also a great way for local residents to discover new things to do and new people to meet. We are thrilled to bring this people-to-people platform to Goa," added Lehane.