Airbnb to recreate journey from ‘Across the World in 80 Days’


LOS ANGELES – A fortunate few will be capable of stay the adventures of Phileas Fogg from Jules Verne’s traditional “Across the World in 80 Days.”

Hosted by Airbnb, a small variety of company will journey throughout 18 nations utilizing eight modes of transportation, together with a sizzling air balloon, to advertise a brand new assortment of accessible bookings referred to as Airbnb Adventures.

The expertise is supposed to reflect Fogg’s journey from exploring the Galapagos islands to mountaineering mountain ranges in Australia, stated Joe Zadeh, Airbnb’s vice-president of experiences.

“We thought that the notion of circumnavigating the globe and visiting all these totally different cultures and communities in 80 days is only a actually enjoyable and attention-grabbing premise,” he stated.

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FILE - This Feb. 22, 2018, file photo shows an Airbnb logo during an event in San Francisco. A lucky few will be able to live the adventures of Phileas Fogg from Jules Vernes' classic "Around the World in 80 Days." Hosted by Airbnb, a small number of guests will travel across 16 countries to promote a new collection of available bookings called Airbnb Adventures. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

FILE – This Feb. 22, 2018, file photograph exhibits an Airbnb emblem throughout an occasion in San Francisco. A fortunate few will be capable of stay the adventures of Phileas Fogg from Jules Vernes’ traditional “Across the World in 80 Days.” Hosted by Airbnb, a small variety of company will journey throughout 16 nations to advertise a brand new assortment of accessible bookings referred to as Airbnb Adventures. (AP Photograph/Eric Risberg, File)

LOS ANGELES – A fortunate few will be capable of stay the adventures of Phileas Fogg from Jules Verne’s traditional “Across the World in 80 Days.”

Hosted by Airbnb, a small variety of company will journey throughout 18 nations utilizing eight modes of transportation, together with a sizzling air balloon, to advertise a brand new assortment of accessible bookings referred to as Airbnb Adventures.

The expertise is supposed to reflect Fogg’s journey from exploring the Galapagos islands to mountaineering mountain ranges in Australia, stated Joe Zadeh, Airbnb’s vice-president of experiences.

“We thought that the notion of circumnavigating the globe and visiting all these totally different cultures and communities in 80 days is only a actually enjoyable and attention-grabbing premise,” he stated.

Beginning June 20, company can guide the 80-day journey, which comes with a price ticket of $5,000 and consists of all journey, lodging, actions and meals. Visitors will depart from London on Sept. 1, 2019. The corporate didn’t say how lots of the packages can be out there.

Zadeh stated the corporate selected to recreate the story of “Across the World in 80 Days” as a result of it encompasses the spirit of the brand new program, centered on giving travellers an expertise that’s tough to seek out wherever else, particularly for the worth tag.

“We actually wish to make the purpose that adventures are accessibly priced,” he stated.

Developed from already out there hours-long journeys referred to as Airbnb Experiences, Airbnb Adventures permits folks to take part in two- to 10-day treks starting from $79 to $5,000. Adventures are capped at 12 travellers or much less. Different notable bookings embrace looking for Sasquatch in Washington and trekking via the Amazon.


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https://airbnb.com/80dayadventure