Airbnb is meeting with various leaders around the world to encourage remote working and has partnered with up to 20 destinations to support the initiative.
Airbnb is essentially encouraging nations and some of the largest cities to adapt and “improve” the remote work experience. In addition to adapting to the new travel trend, governments are urged to:
- Simplify the visa application process
- Encourage tourists to contribute to the local economy
- Improve tax compliance
- Invest in “basic amenities,” including community support for workers and their families, if applicable, and internet connectivity.
The 20 places Airbnb says it will work with to support remote workers are as follows:
- Baja California Sur (state), Mexico
- Bali, Indonesia
- Brindisi, Puglia, Italy
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Caribbean (refers to numerous countries belonging to geopolitical group)
- Canary Islands (autonomous community), Spain
- Cape Town, South Africa
- Colombia (country)
- Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy
- Lisbon, Portugal
- Malta (country)
- Mexico City, Mexico
- Palm Springs, California, United States
- Queensland (state), Australia
- Rural France (AirBnB does not specify which parts are “rural” France)
- Salzkammergut, Austria
- Tampa Bay, Fla., USA
- Thailand (country)
- Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
The above places and Airbnb have been actively collaborating to improve the nomadic experience.
As a result of this close relationship, “tailor-made hubs” are developed for each country and important details such as entry criteria, possible visa restrictions and of course taxation are published.
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Additionally, Airbnb has announced it will work with these partners to develop joint solutions that promote “responsible housing” and the acceptance of long-term travel and remote work.
These alleged “hubs” will open by the end of this year. The hubs will span a wide range of locations, from entire nations like Malta and Colombia to smaller villages in Italy and France.
Six of the 20 countries listed have not introduced or announced a special visa for nomads.
These countries include Australia, Austria, France, Mexico, Portugal and the United States