Airbnb has announced that it’s investing $5 million in its Experiences program, and will expand the initiative to include 200 cities in the United States this year.
Experiences is part of an push by Airbnb to expand beyond offering just short-term rentals in recent years. In 2016, the company launched Airbnb Trips, which provides activities for tourists in addition to a place to stay. The initiative began in three areas: Experiences, Places, and Homes, and indicated that it would be adding Flights and Services in the future.
The company says that it currently offers more than 4,000 experiences across the world — 1,000 of which are in the US — in 50 cities around the world, which range from surfing trips in Los Angeles, to nature…