Airbnb Crowdsources Travel Guide From Users, Launches Local Lounges
The travel service's new Neighborhood service is designed to allow users to find their ideal travel experience in a personal and intuitive way.
Airbnb has announced the launch of their new platform ‘Neighborhoods' along with ‘Local Lounges.' The Airbnb Neighborhoods service allows users to find the experiences they want based on their interests and the particular parts of a city that that they want to stay in. It is coming online with more than 300 neighborhoods in seven cities.
In a press announcement, Brian Chesky talked about how the users of their travel service do not necessarily want to stay in a hotel, rather they want to fully experience a city. Neighborhoods is designed to provide travelers with a personal and honest guide to take you to the best user selected housing, shopping, dining, and nightlife locations. The Neighborhoods service draws on the experience of the 250,000 people offering their appartments as places to stay, and input from users.