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Airbnb launches “Experiences in Puerto Rico” to attract tourism to the island

By Silvia Castro Betancourt 0 Comments NEWS, Regional News

This article was written and published in Spanish and has been translated into English via Google Translate. Click here to read the original article.

While the "Island of Charm" is preparing for the summer travel season, Airbnb, along with working together with local leaders, has recently launched the Experiences in Puerto Rico function.

Already available for booking, these unique activities created by local hosts offer travelers the opportunity to enjoy a more authentic Puerto Rican experience, and at the same time generate a positive impact.
Over the next three months, Airbnb will donate the total amount of money raised for reservations made in Puerto Rico to organizations such as All Hands and Hearts, an NGO dedicated to volunteerism focused on disaster recovery, as well as other organizations focused on local assistance.

The Airbnb community in Puerto Rico has recovered after Hurricane Maria. Since October 2017, almost three thousand hosts in Puerto Rico have received 112 thousand travelers, and have obtained a revenue of more than 17 million dollars. The launch of the Airbnb Experiences on the island will contribute even more to the local economy. For the launch, there are already about 50 experiences on the whole island: from sailing at sunset in the Bay of San Juan, to excursions to a natural reserve in the mountains of Puerto Rico, through living the nightlife of San Juan with local musicians.

Some of the experiences available in Puerto Rico are:
• Beach & Bioluminescent Bay Adventure
• Coconut & Island Survival Workshop
• Be a manatee caretaker for a day
• Old San Juan Best Kept Secrets Tour
• Body Rafting & Caving ∙ Nature Reserve
• Old San Juan Sunset Sail
• Rainforest Water Slide Tour
• Explore city nightlife with a musician
• Go paddleboarding in a scenic lagoon
• Rum Runners Craft Cocktail Experience

This article was written and published in Spanish and has been translated into English via Google Translate. Click here to read the original article.

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