Airbnb and the tourist ‘broker’

By Daniel Wroe

Last month Airbnb announced it would be offering ‘Experiences’ as part of its service. The development moves Airbnb into a new area of the travel and tourism sector, the company having previously offered only a platform for people to sell accomodation. Run with little oversight from Airbnb, Experiences range in length from a couple of hours to multi-day ‘immersions’. As is the case for hosts using Airbnb’s existing accommodation feature, the ‘local experts’ that run the Experiences keep the profits they make. Continue reading