Airbnb Highlights Ongoing Innovation Towards 'Making Travel More Accessible' For All

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Airbnb Highlights Ongoing Innovation Towards ‘Making Travel More Accessible’ For All

Steven Aquino
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Steven covers accessibility and assistive technology.


May 23, 2023,05:53pm EDT|

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Airbnb has a slew of adaptive homes accessible to guests with disabilities.


To celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day last week, Airbnb published a blog post in which the San Francisco-based company shared updates on how it’s making lodging more accessible and inclusive.

Among the so-called “key takeaways” from the announcement is Airbnb’s claim it has reviewed and confirmed the accuracy of “almost 300,000 accessibility features across the platform.” Additionally, the company said the new Adapted category, launched back in December as part of its annual Winter Review series, currently features more than 1,100 listings worldwide, with Adapted hosts earning a combined $5.5 million (roughly $4,000 per host) in profit. Lastly, Airbnb announced what it described as the “ten most wishlisted Adapted homes” on the service; they include treehouses, domes, and log cabins, Airbnb said.

“Travel is an incredible way to connect with people and places and we are committed [...]

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