Airbnb lists BVI as a viable destination for ‘digital nomads’

As the Caribbean tourism industry continues to recover from the impact of COVID-19, Airbnb has partnered with the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) to promote certain Caribbean territories, such as the Virgin Islands , as viable destinations for digital nomads to live and work. everywhere.

This is done through Airbnb’s “Live and Work Anywhere” platform which launched last Thursday and is part of an ongoing initiative to continue working with governments and Destination Management Organizations (DMOs).

This helps create a one-stop-shop for remote workers and encourages them to try new places to work while helping to revive tourism and provide economic support to communities after years of travel restrictions.

A recent press release from Airbnb and the CTO points out that the campaign in the Caribbean aims to promote various member destinations of its organization, through a landing page on the Airbnb website which provides information on digital nomad visas for each respective country.

“It also highlights the best Airbnb options for staying and working. This promotional landing page will be unique to others around the world and will highlight the following 16 participating destinations as options for digital nomads: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Guyana, Martinique, Montserrat, St Eustatius, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Martin, Trinidad,” the press release read.

Meanwhile, CTO director of member services Faye Gill said the rebound in Caribbean tourism means people are taking advantage of opportunities to work remotely in the region.

“The steady recovery of tourism in the Caribbean has been spurred by innovation and a willingness to seize opportunities, such as the rise of digital nomads and the development of extended stay programs to diversify the experience of visitors to the region. CTO is delighted that Airbnb has identified the Caribbean as a featured destination in its global Live and Work Anywhere program and, in doing so, supports the continued success of the region,” said Gill.

Airbnb’s Policy Manager for Central America and the Caribbean, Carlos Muñoz, also noted that Airbnb welcomes partnering with the CTO to help build and improve different Caribbean destinations.

“Airbnb is proud to partner again with the CTO to continue promoting different destinations in the Caribbean so people can work and travel within. This campaign is a new joint effort that will continue to help promote of the wonderful region,” said Carlos Muñoz.

This partnership is one of many initiatives in the CTO’s ongoing program to help its members rebuild tourism and spotlight digital nomad programs in their destinations.

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