Airbnb’s Around-the-World Trip Promotion Gets Off to a Rocky Start

Source: Travel News

Amr Nabil  / Associated Press

Airbnb’s promotional 80-day world tour will make a stop in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Pictured, Egyptians chat outside their tents in front of the Egyptian museum in Tahrir Square, in Cairo on April 27, 2013. Amr Nabil / Associated Press

Skift Take: This promotional tour from Airbnb to tout Airbnb Adventures clearly backfired because of traveler outrage and difficulties in booking and paying for the one-time trip. It's not an opportune start for Airbnb's tour initiative, which may be a tad more complex than Airbnb anticipates.

— Dennis Schaal

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Airbnb’s Around-the-World Trip Promotion Gets Off to a Rocky Start