Airbnb contributes $1 million to a Japan-U.S. regional tourism exchange program, sending Japanese tourism professionals to U.S.

Airbnb will contribute $1 million (about 153 million JPY) to a regional tourism exchange program between Japan and U.S. in order to revitalize local economies through tourism promotions, as 2024 is designated as ’Japan-U.S. Tourism Year.’ 

Airbnb will send 15 to 20 tourism professionals from Japan to U.S. for two years from 2024 to give them opportunities to learn about local tourism promotions from U.S. counterparts. 

Participants from Japan will stay in local Airbnb listings in U.S. to know how tourism experiences created by hosts and local communities impact on local economy. 

The program will be offered through International Visitor Leadership Program under U.S. Department of State. 

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