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new-logos-airbnb.jpgVisit Oakland and Airbnb Partner to Promote Diverse Small Businesses and Tourism

With more than 3.8 million travelers choosing to travel to Oakland every year, Visit Oakland and Airbnb are partnering to promote minority-owned small businesses and highlight Oakland’s rich cultural and ethnic diversity. In early October, they hosted a diverse panel of Airbnb Experience hosts who offer unique tours and activities throughout the city for locals and travelers. The goal of the event—in partnership with the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce, the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, the Oakland Latino Chamber of Commerce and the Oakland Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce—was to encourage members of the community to create experiences that showcase the city’s diversity and provide travelers with authentic experiences when they visit Oakland.

Airbnb Experiences are activities designed and led by inspiring hosts. From guiding guests down Temescal Corridor to discovering neighborhood gems via postcards, to inspiring guests to unleash their creativity by crafting vibrant headdresses at a local Mannequin warehouse, these are a few examples of existing Airbnb experiences that invite guests to explore Oakland like a local.