Airbnb chose the wonderful city to debut the Trips platform (or » Viagens », in Portuguese) in Brazil. This Thursday (8), Rio de Janeiro joins the list of international destinations that offer local » Experiences ». The proposal is to offer a different way of tourism, in which the visitor can enjoy the city with the vision of a resident who knows the area well. In addition to doing fun or sports activities that refer to the lifestyle of Rio.
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This is also a way to take tourists beyond the most well-known regions and main tourist spots. For now, there are 35 experiences available for booking in Rio. São Paulo will be the next Brazilian destination to be on the list, but there is still no specific date for the launch in the city.
Airbnb launches «Experiences» with the Trips function – Photo: Disclosure / Airbnb
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The application will show three tabs: in addition to the common search for accommodation in » Homes », and the search for the best places to visit in » Places », the «Experiences» tab has options for activities based on what Cariocas themselves have habit of doing and attending.
The visitor can, for example, pay a sum to his new Experiencies guide to enjoy the host’s favorite beach and then go hiking to admire a beautiful view of Rio; opt for a tour of Copacabana bars to discover the history behind each pub and try local snacks and drinks; or even take surf lessons. To help you choose, the app offers trailers that briefly show the content of each program.
According to Airbnb, the Trips platform – launched in November 2016 – has more than 1,400 Experiences available in more than 25 markets, with reservations made by users from 70 different countries and which rated 85% of hosts with five stars ( the best rating in the app).