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Airbnb to invest Bt68 million baht in Asia-Pacific tourism projects

Nov 09. 2017
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By The Nation

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At the APEC CEO Summit in Da Nang on Thursday, Airbnb – a leading community-driven hospitality company –announced it will invest Bt68 million through 2020 to promote and support innovative tourism projects throughout Asia-Pacific.

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.”

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