If your ideal getaway involves getting away from humans and getting closer to animals, then Airbnb has good news for you.
Airbnb, the company best known for vacation lodging, is expanding its international “experience” offerings with a new category of travel: Animal Experiences.
That means that travelers can search through Airbnb’s 1,000 animal activities to do everything from paddleboarding with a corgi in Florida, cuddling cows in Hawaii and studying foxes in Iceland, to playing with rescue horses in Los Angeles and witnessing wild birds in Costa Rica.
According to Airbnb, the activities are organized in accordance with new animal welfare guidelines created in collaboration with World Animal Protection, an animal advocacy organization, which means there are plenty of rules for the listings of more than 300 animal species, including zero elephant rides and no big cat interactions. Airbnb promises to give the booking proceeds of the 100 experiences it deems to have “social impact” directly to nonprofits.
But if your vacation style is less about loving animals and more about utter vanity, Airbnb is still happy to serve you. The travel brand also offers plenty of private photo shoot experiences.
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