Airbnb is meeting with various leaders around the world to promote remote work and has partnered with up to 20 destinations to help the initiative.
Airbnb is essentially encouraging nations and some of the largest cities to adapt and “enhance” the experience of working remotely. In addition to adapting to the new travel trend, governments are being asked to:
- Simplify the visa application process
- Encourage tourists to contribute to the local economy
- Improve tax compliance
- Invest in “basic amenities,” including community support for workers and their families, if applicable, and internet connectivity.
The 20 places that Airbnb says they will collaborate with to support remote employees are as follows:
- Baja California Sur (State), Mexico
- Bali, Indonesia
- Brindisi, Puglia, Italy
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Caribbean (Referring to numerous countries belonging to the geopolitical group)
- Canary Islands (Autonomous Community), Spain
- Cape Town, South Africa
- Colombia (Country)
- Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
- Lisbon, Portugal
- Malta (Country)
- Mexico City, Mexico
- Palm Springs, California, United States
- Queensland (State), Australia
- Rural France (AirBnB does not specify which parts of ‘rural’ France)
- Salzkammergut, Austria
- Tampa Bay, Florida, United States
- Thailand (Country)
- Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
The above-mentioned places and Airbnb have been actively collaborating to improve the nomadic experience.
As a result of this close relationship, “custom-built hubs” are being developed for each country and important details such as entry criteria, potential visa restrictions and, of course, taxation are being published.
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In addition, Airbnb has announced that it will work with these partners to develop collaborative solutions that promote “responsible accommodation” and acceptance of long-term travel and remote work.
These purported “hubs” will open by the end of this year. The hubs will include a wide range of locations, from entire nations like Malta and Colombia to smaller villages in Italy and France.
Six of the 20 countries listed have not introduced or announced a special visa for nomads.
Those countries include Australia, Austria, France, Mexico, Portugal and the United States