Airbnb recently announced that it has officially joined the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) as an affiliate member.
In doing so, Airbnb joins the most influential community of leaders within the travel and tourism sector, including the UNWTO’s 157 member states and over 480 affiliate members from the private sector, educational institutions, tourism associations and local tourism authorities.
“From Cuba to Cape Town, Airbnb is helping to grow and diversify tourism and democratize its benefits for more families, communities and local businesses,” said Chris Lehane, global head of public affairs at Airbnb. “It’s a sustainable form of tourism that provides transformative travel by allowing people to live like a local. We are excited to work with UNWTO and global leaders to harness the positive impacts of travel to activate new communities and bring the world a little closer together.”