Airbnb launches Online Experiences: discover the world from home

Apr 9 2020, 11:43 am

On top of offering accommodations to frontline healthcare workers across Canada, Airbnb has launched Online Experiences, a new program where hosts can share unique, memorable activities for guests to enjoy for as little as $8 per person.

The company has also partnered with organizations worldwide to curate free experiences for those most isolated, such as elderly communities.

“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 global community of guests in the only way possible right now, online,” said head of Airbnb Experiences, Catherine Powell, in a press release.”

The experiences are a new way for people to come together during this time of crisis.

Here are a few of our favourite Airbnb Online Experiences:

Meet the Dogs of Chernobyl in Ukraine

In this experience, you’ll get to meet the descendants of dogs that were abandoned after the 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl. You’ll also virtually visit the scene of the disaster at the Unit 4 reactor and will be able to ask a guide any questions you may have. You’ll learn about the history of the region, the nuclear power plant, the work that is currently happening at Chernobyl, and of course, you’ll get to meet plenty of pups.

K-Beauty Get Camera Ready with a TV Host

Learn the secrets of Korean beauty from Cyoung, a professional broadcaster and makeup artist based in Seoul, Korea. Her class will cover the basics steps of Korean skincare as well as a simple and natural makeup look. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn from other guests around the world.

Gold Medal HIIT with an Olympian

Why partake in a regular workout when you could join Kate, a two-time Olympic rower who’d competed at the London and Rio games. She’ll start the workout with some creative conditioning exercises and then move into an upper-body strength section, the main HIIT workout, and a core circuit to finish.

Meet the Penguins

 

Travel to Cape Town, South Africa, where you’ll enter the world of the penguin. Over the course of a one-hour chat-and-crafts workshop, you’ll discover facts and insights of the African penguin. By participating in this experience, you’ll be directly contributing to the conservation of African Penguins.

Private Astrology Reading and Natal Chart

Join Luiza in Barcelona as she focuses on the interpretation of your astrological chart. She’ll explain the meaning of the solar and lunar sign, the relation to your ascendant sign, and what builds your personality. You’ll learn all about the chart’s geometry and what the planets have to say about you.