Airbnb signs 2nd major partnership deal in the Caribbean

Airbnb signs 2nd major partnership deal in the Caribbean

KINGSTON — Following news last month that Airbnb signed a groundbreaking agreement with the Aruba Tourism Authority, the homestay accommodations leader has once again made headlines for signing a similar deal with the Jamaica Tourist Board.

The agreement, made on Dec. 13, will promote tourism to the island and position Airbnb for continued growth in the destination.

“Jamaica has so much to offer travelers seeking authentic experiences due to the diversity of our tourism product. With this partnership with Airbnb, we will be able to offer a renewed focus on community-based tourism which highlights our biggest asset – our people,” said Jamaica’s Director of Tourism, Mr. Paul Pennicook. “We foresee a great partnership with Airbnb and look forward to exceeding their client’s expectations in the Home of All Right.”

Added Shawn Sullivan, Airbnb’s Public Policy lead for Central America and the Caribbean: “Whether you come to Jamaica for the beaches, the country’s fascinating history and culture, amazing food or warm people, Jamaica has something to offer everyone. We look forward to continuing our work with everyone involved in promoting Jamaica as a top travel destination. Airbnb travelers seek unique and authentic travel experiences and Jamaica offers just that.”

There are 4,000 listings in Jamaica and the average earnings for a host on the island is US$2,500 per year.

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