Airbnb launches 'Trips' in India for unique travel experiences; to expand beyond accommodation

'Trips' is a way to experience a different side of the city, immersing oneself in communities through the eyes of locals.

PTI March 20, 2017 11:08:00 IST
Airbnb launches 'Trips' in India for unique travel experiences; to expand beyond accommodation

New Delhi: Home-share booking site Airbnb on Sunday launched a new platform 'Trips' in India to help users experience unique features about destinations across the country. The new platform has added 15 local experiences about Delhi, making it unique.

For visitors, 'Trips' is a way to experience a different side of the city, immersing themselves in communities through the eyes of locals, Airbnb said.

Airbnb launches Trips in India for unique travel experiences to expand beyond accommodation

Representational image. Image courtesy: Screenshot from Airbnb website

Commenting on the development, Airbnb CEO and Head of Community Brian Chesky said: "Trips is the most significant development in the history of Airbnb. We're expanding beyond accommodation, but taking the same people-focused approach to the entire trip".

Airbnb Trips will offer locals and visitors alike the chance to immerse themselves in the people, places and experiences that make the city unique, he added.

"I'm excited to launch India Trips today as we've handpicked unique experiences, designed and led by locals, to reflect the diversity and variety of the city," Chesky said. Some of the experiences in Delhi include journey of couture, shadow and light, vintage viewfinders and Sufi gospel.

Founded in August 2008, the US-based Airbnb is a community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book accommodations around the world online or from a mobile phone or tablet. It connects people to travel experiences in more than 65,000 cities and 191 countries.

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