Inspired by the growing flexibility to work and live from anywhere the term nomad is taking on a whole new meaning. Airbnb is looking for nomads and has launched a program to try to find them. Recently, Director of International Communications at Airbnb, Cassidy Blackwell as well as the Senior Nomads, Debbie and Michael Campbell teamed with YourUpdateTV on a satellite media tour to talk about the “Live Anywhere on Airbnb” program and the nomadic lifestyle experience.
A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/hDTki-tqtes
The pandemic as we know blurred the lines between travel, living and working. According to the Airbnb Report on Travel & Living, 11 percent of long-term stay bookers in 2021 have reported living a nomadic lifestyle, with 74 percent of consumers surveyed across five countries expressing interest in living someplace other than where their employer is based after the pandemic is over.
Inspired by the growing flexibility to work and live from anywhere, Airbnb is announcing the launch of Live Anywhere on Airbnb, a program and opportunity for 12 people and up to 3 companions to chart their individual travel journeys and live exclusively in listings on Airbnb for approximately one year. In sharing their unique experiences with Airbnb, they could inspire future product upgrades and innovations on the platform, helping to lay the groundwork for the future of flexible living. Airbnb will cover the cost of accommodations, airfare, and ground transportation for the duration of the program.
Once selected, participants will begin their journeys with informational sessions on how to live the nomadic life from longtime long-term Airbnb guests including Debbie and Michael Campbell, the ‘Senior Nomads’, and other Live Anywhere experts and Airbnb team members. Debbie and Michael Campbell have been traveling since 2013 and have stayed in 270 listings on Airbnb across 85 countries.
If you are looking to learn more about the “Live Anywhere on Airbnb” program, check out airbnb.com/d/liveanywhere
About Cassidy Blackwell:
Cassidy Blackwell is the Director of International Communications at Airbnb. In her role she is responsible for leading the teams across EMEA, APAC, LATAM and China to drive initiatives that help to advance business objectives, policy priorities and brand reputation. In her tenure as a marketing and communications professional, Cassidy has experience in working in both tech, CPG, retail and philanthropy, with specialized experience in empowering women, people of color and other underserved communities around the world. Cassidy has been named one of Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business, Brand Innovator's 40 Under 40 and a finalist for the Sage Group's Marketers Who Matter.
About Debbie & Michael Campbell, The Senior Nomads:
Michael and Debbie are from Seattle, Washington. As they were closing in on retirement, they felt they had “one more adventure in them so in July of 2013 they rented their house, sold their cars and put everything else in storage. They set off to explore the world! Their goal was to live their daily lives in other people’s homes just as they would if they’d retired in Seattle.
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