Are Airbnb Hosts Becoming the Travel Agents of the Sharing Economy?
Those, legally or illegally, hosting a dozen to a few hundred visitors a year are a growing resource for travelers curious about where to go and what to see. For tour operators and restaurants, gaining a following among the Airbnb host community could mean hundreds of new customers.
This was the idea that led Museum Hack, which leads untraditional fun tours around the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Natural History, to start offering free tours to Airbnb hosts.
— Museum Hack (@MuseumHack) May 29, 2014
Museum Hack founder Nick Gray says he found that Airbnb hosts attending a tour ended up sending a lot of repeat business to the company.