Airbnb and Puerto Rico have decided to come together to revitalize the island after the devastation created by Hurricane Maria. This revitalization effort will be done through tourism as Airbnb will be launching 50 new experiences throughout Puerto Rico. These experiences will be offered by local companies and will include hikes in nature preserves and sailing in San Juan Bay. This new partnership between Airbnb and Puerto Rico aims to bring in more tourists to the island as the influx of visitors will bring in plenty of money and showcase the island past this serious natural disaster.
In addition to supporting tourism on the island, Airbnb will also be donating all fees from bookings on the island to local recovery organizations. This will be the first active effort made by the company, though the home-rental service activated its disaster response tool during Hurricane Maria. The tool is rarely used but allows the company to contact individuals in the area to see if they have a couch of room available for those that are displaced.
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