Airbnb For Seniors Lets The Elderly Make Social Connections

Airbnb For Seniors Lets The Elderly Make Social Connections
Baby Boomers

Online service lets people over 55 rent a spare room from other seniors in order to travel

Anna Johansson
  • 1 june 2016

As you’ve probably heard, millennials are all about the sharing economy. They like to reduce their impact on the environment and split services in order to make them more affordable. Uber and Airbnb are the perfect examples of businesses that are booming thanks to this youthful mindset, but the young are not the only ones to benefit. In fact, a new business is seeking to take an Airbnb approach to business by connecting seniors with spare rooms on an online group called the Freebird Club. The Freebird Club is a business that got its start in Ireland where Peter Mangan, the founder, and a group of his cohorts ran the numbers and discovered that seniors aged 55 and older were far more likely to participate on sharing platforms than the rest of the population. As a result, they came up with their own group just for the elderly.

Access this article for free
Fill in your email below and you'll gain access to this article while also receiving a number of membership features as part of a special 30-day trial.
*Already a member? Log in here

Learn About Our Membership Services

Need Research Help?
As a member you can ask us any research questions and get complimentary research assistance with a 4-day turnaround. Reports inclde stats, quotes, and best-inclass examples on research topics.
Remain Informed & Strategic
We publish several trends reports each month. By becoming a member you will have access to over 100 existing reports, plus a growing catalog of deep topical analysis and debrief-style reports so you always remain in the know.
See Trends Come To Life
Meet your peers and immerse yourself in monthly trend and innovation webinars and discounted conferences.
No search results found.