Named “Online Experiences”, the platform offers classes and activities through videoconferencing

The seasonal hosting platform Airbnb today launched a channel that offers online experiences. The idea is to make people travel, enjoying various possibilities of classes around the world, without leaving their homes.

The initiative is an alternative that the tool found for users to have an extra income during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, since in-person experiences are suspended until the end of April.

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christened "Online Experiences” the new space offers classes and activities through a videoconferencing application. In this first phase, more than 50 video options are available with activities that bring people together culturally.

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Photo: Playback / Airbnb

THE virtual space allows, for example, to accompany a tango concert with Latin Grammy nominees, learn to cook different mexican salsas, teach children secrets and magic tricks or learn new meditation techniques.

In addition, there are also experiences for sports enthusiasts. Classes with Olympic medalists, virtual bike rides, workouts and nutrition tips are among the options offered. “We want to provide an opportunity for hosts and guests to connect in the only way possible right now: online,” he said. Catherine Powell, Global Head of Experiences at Airbnb.

The new platform does not yet offer experiences in Brazil. However, Brazilians can participate in the options offered by hosts from other countries.

Highlights of online experiences on the Airbnb platform 

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Photo: Playback / Airbnb

Learn to cook mexican salsas (Mexico City, Mexico)

Grammy-nominated Tango Show (Buenos Aires, Argentina):

secrets of magic (London, United Kingdom)

Meditation with a Japanese Buddhist Monk (Osaka, Japan)

Mystical Coffee and Divination (New York, New York)

GINspiration at home (Bath, UK)

Irish dance master class (Galway, Ireland)

Goats rescued from a distance (Catskills, New York)

Virtual bike tour with the two-time champion triathlete (Yorkshire, UK)

Sonoma Ricotta Cheese Production and More (Sonoma, California)

Guided meditation with sleepy sheep (Loch Lomond, UK)

grandma's pasta (Rome Italy)

Coffee classes with a certified judge (Mexico City, Mexico)

Family bakery experience (San Francisco, California)

Join a roller-skating dance party (Brooklyn, New York)

Cooking class with a Moroccan family (Marrakech, Morocco)

interior design workshop (San Francisco, California)

Draw with a New York Artist (New York, New York)

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