By The Nation
This commitment is part of Airbnb’s vision to strengthen communities through healthy tourism and empower hospitality entrepreneurs across the region, the company said in a press release.
The fund will be available to organizations – including destination marketing organisations, NGOs, non-profit agencies and community social groups – in need of financial support for innovative tourism projects.
The announcement was made by Nathan Blecharczyk, Airbnb co-founder, CSO and chairman of China at the APEC CEO Summit in Da Nang, during a panel discussion on the “new job creators”.
“Airbnb is dedicated to empowering people and communities through healthy tourism, and we have a long tradition of supporting local projects in Asia-Pacific,” said Blecharczyk. “We’re excited to continue these efforts and support APEC’s goal of driving sustainable and inclusive tourism to Asia-Pacific economies.”