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Developing an AirBnB Business in Indian Country

April 28, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm PDT

According to the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA), visitors to Indian Country have increased by 180% since 2007 and this year around 2 Million overseas tourists will visit tribal communities. Indian Country is becoming a hot spot for tourists seeking authentic cultural tourism experiences. Tribal members, even those living in remote geographical locations, have the opportunity to generate extra income by hosting through Airbnb. Airbnb offers an opportunity for Native communities to celebrate and promote what makes them unique, and in doing so, provides the opportunity for authentic cultural exchange between locals and visitors. Airbnb is the number one worldwide accommodations leader with listings in 81,000 cities and 191 countries around the world with over 2 million bookings daily. Airbnb is best known for its lodging business but has far more to offer! In this webinar, participants will learn about the 3 programs Airbnb offers that anyone can do regardless of their location. These 3 programs are, Hosting in a space (home, hogan, camper, tent, grass house) that allows travelers a place to stay, Hosting through an in-person experience or Hosting through a digital experience
Training Objectives:
  • Introduction to Airbnb and the benefits of hosting through the Airbnb platform
  • Streamline the steps to get started and become an Airbnb host
  • Learn about the best experience programs and hosting practices
  • Identify 5 questions to ask yourself to determine if you are ready to host
Instructor: Camille Koster, Youth Program Manager (Cherokee Nation)
Mark Thompson, Executive Director
Indian Dispute Resolution Services, Incorporated (IDRS)
Date: April 28, 2022
Time: 11 am-12:30 pm