Hurricane Sandy has affected millions of people. But it has also provided an invitation to share space in truly meaningful ways. Airbnb is a social website that connects people who have space to spare with those who are looking for a place to stay. Through their experiences on Airbnb, guests and hosts build real connections with real people from all over the globe. Guests gain access to unique and distinctive spaces and immerse themselves in the culture of their destinations. We call that traveling like a human! Hosts can effortlessly showcase their spaces to an audience of millions, whether they have an urban apartment or countryside castle.
There are more than 20,000 Airbnb listings available in affected areas.
In light of hurricane Sandy, Airbnb is waiving all fees for spaces in affected areas. And encourage the entire community to help anyone who has been left stranded or in need because of the hurricane.
The fee-free traveling and hosting applies to both guests who book and hosts who accept new bookings that start between October 31 and November 7 in New York, the Hamptons, Providence, New Haven, and Atlantic City. (The max trip length is seven nights.)
Airbnb is asking that if you’re an existing host in an affected area and can help to consider lowering your price via your account settings.
If you are in a position to share space, please consider listing your space so others might find you.
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