Ready to work from the beach? The Caribbean has joined a new Airbnb campaign that promotes certain destinations to digital nomads.
In early May, Airbnb launched “Live and Work Anywhere,” a long-term initiative designed to make it easier for remote workers to travel the world. Under the program, the vacation rental company will work with governments to create a one-stop-shop for location-independent professionals who want to travel.
The campaign will also encourage digital nomads to visit new locations and help revive the tourism economies of participating communities.
The other nations participating in the campaign are:
- The British Virgin Islands
- The Cayman Islands
- St. Eustatius
- St. Kitts
- St. Lucia
- St. Maarten
According to Airbnb, which has more than 6 million listings on its platform, digital nomads and other tourists have been flocking to the Caribbean this year.
The share of nights booked for long-term stays nearly doubled during the first quarter of 2022 compared to the first three months of 2019. The number of nights booked for long-term stays almost tripled over the same period.
Faye Gill, the CTO’s membership services director, said that the Caribbean’s tourism recovery has been “driven by innovation” and its willingness to embrace “the rise of digital nomads.”