Dominica has joined the Airbnb “Live and Work Anywhere” campaign to promote the destination to the growing number of digital nomads worldwide. The island will be promoted through a landing page that provides details about the digital nomad programme, and also highlight the best Airbnb options to stay in and work from in country.
This is the latest step in an effort to partner with governments and tourism agencies to promote responsible travel and local economic growth. Airbnb, in partnership with the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), will promote CTO member countries with digital nomad programmes across Airbnb’s vast global community. Airbnb has more than six million listings worldwide. The company’s goal is to make it easier for workers to take advantage of their newly enshrined flexibility that has become a permanent part of so many company cultures.
The platform recently launched its “Live and Work Anywhere” programme, an ongoing initiative to continue working with governments to create a one-stop-shop for remote workers, and encourage them to try new locations to work, while helping to revive tourism and provide economic support to communities after years of travel restrictions.
The share of nights booked for long-term stays in Q1 2022 almost doubled compared to the same period in 2019. In Q1 2019, almost six per cent of all bookings were for long-term stays, while in Q1 2022 this percentage reached almost ten per cent. The number of nights booked for long-term stays tripled in Q1 2022 compared to Q1 2019.