Airbnb has launched a new feature that will allow travelers to steer clear of tourist crowds and experience cities authentically, basing their trip on suggestions from locals who know the area best. The feature, called Guidebooks, allows hosts who rent their spaces on the site to provide suggestions of where renters should eat, see, and experience during their travels. Guidebooks can maximize enjoyment on the part of the renter, while allowing hosts to share their favorite local spots with the guests who will stay in their home.
At this time, some cities have a composite Guidebook created from the suggestions provided by renters in that city. As more hosts add their personal guidebook suggestions for their home cities, Airbnb will gather this information to produce more city guidebooks for visitors to view and reference during their stay.
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