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Airbnb is now listing activities for tourists travelling to Dublin

Airbnb’s Experiences platform has launched in the capital.

Airbnb experiences in Dublin went active today.
Airbnb experiences in Dublin went active today.
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ACCOMMODATION BOOKING PORTAL Airbnb has launched a new service in Dublin that allows users book activities as well as accommodation.

Airbnb’s Experiences platform is already active in 27 cities worldwide and it’s hoped that the addition of Dublin to the service will be a boon to the tourist market in the capital.

Airbnb’s main stock- in-trade is in allowing people offer their properties for short-term rental and therefore providing travellers with a different form of accommodation.

The Experiences section of the Airbnb website and app works in a similar way in allowing local people offer tours and other activities to people looking for something to do on their travels.

Irish users of Airbnb were recently informed about the activation of the service but Dublin has now been added to the list of cities where there are activities listed.

A look at the Dublin activities on offer shows there are already a number of choices available, they include comedy and music walking tours as well as scenic walks and craft classes.

PastedImage-13984 Some of the Experiences on offer in through Airbnb in Dublin. Source: airbnb.ie

The company says that Airbnb hosts in regional and rural Ireland earned €27 million with local businesses benefitting from the new visitors to the tune of €47 million.

It’s hoped that the new activities service will also increase the money spent by tourists staying in Dublin.

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