Airbnb Wants to Offer More Travel Services and Experiences
Add-on travel services like a personal chef could be next for customers.
Vacation rental booking site Airbnb wants to further up the ante on your travel experience. The company has been testing an offering that allows tourists to book add-on services during their stay.
Airbnb users could soon book personal chefs, art gallery tours, rental bikes, and restaurant reservations.
“Our basic idea is: I want you to go to a city; you feel like you live there,” Chesky said in an interview with Bloomberg Television. “When people go to a place, they want much more than just a home. They want to be part of a neighborhood. And what we are really focused on doing is, how can we immerse you into a neighborhood?”
While there’s no set launch date yet, the company hopes to start offering these services later this year. Chesky added, “Tests are going really, really well."