Travel bans don’t mean you can’t experience another country

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Travel bans don’t mean you can’t experience another country

Airbnb Online Experiences offers clients the chance to connect with others and travel virtually

Sanet Oberholzer

There is no better time than lockdown to learn the secrets of Moroccan cooking with a Moroccan family or to centre yourself during a session of meditation with Buddhist monks. Perhaps what you need is a lesson in magic tricks to keep the children entertained or a touch of Irish dancing to get your sleepy limbs moving.

Taking the concept of Airbnb Experiences online, the company has launched Airbnb Online Experiences in an attempt to allow hosts to continue earning an income during global lockdown and provide people the opportunity to connect with others and travel virtually.

“Human connection is at the core of what we do,” says Catherine Powell, head of Airbnb Experiences. “With so many people needing to stay indoors to protect their health, we want to provide an opportunity for our hosts to connect with our guests in the only way possible right now, online.”..

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