Airbnb is meeting with various leaders around the world to promote remote work and has partnered with up to 20 destinations to help the initiative.
Airbnb is essentially encouraging nations and some of the largest cities to adapt and “enhance” the experience of working remotely. In addition to adapting to the new travel trend, governments are being asked 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 that Airbnb says they will collaborate with to support remote employees are as follows:
Baja California Sur (State), Mexico
Brindisi, Puglia, Italy
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Caribbean (Referring to numerous countries belonging to the geopolitical group)
Canary Islands (Autonomous Community), Spain
Cape Town, South Africa
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Mexico City, Mexico
Palm Springs, California, United States
Queensland (State), Australia
Rural France (AirBnB does not specify which parts of ‘rural’ France)
Tampa Bay, Florida, United States
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
The above-mentioned places and Airbnb have been actively collaborating to improve the nomadic experience.
As a result of this close relationship, “custom-built hubs” are being developed for each country and important details such as entry criteria, potential visa restrictions and, of course, taxation are being published.