Airbnb and TEQ Launch Remote Working Hub

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Today, a remote working hub has been established in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland as a one-stop space for up and coming remote workers, following Airbnb’s announcement in July that it would partner with Queensland as one of 20 locations around the world to make it easier to reside and operate anywhere.

Now that the hub is available, anyone looking to work and live in Queensland can use it to find ideas for local long-term listings as well as crucial details on entrance requirements, tax information, and visa policies, as well as details on the different regions that make up the state and important locations and cultural events.

The Live and Work Anywhere initiative was introduced by Airbnb earlier this year with the goal of identifying some of the world’s most remote worker-friendly locations and supporting governments and Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) in their efforts to boost tourism and support local economies.

Through the Live and Work Anywhere relationship with Queensland, Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ), the state’s official DMO, will work with Airbnb on a number of activities to market the state to remote workers looking for housing for their extended visits. Additionally, TEQ and Airbnb will work together to promote and inform individuals wishing to live and work in Queensland about responsible travel practices and the experiences that can be had in the state’s natural and culturally significant environment.

A recently published guide for governments and destinations offers suggestions for how localities might gain economically from the surge in remote workers: Based on Airbnb’s thoughts, statistics, and experiences from collaborating with 20 locations that are embracing the possibilities of remote work, as well as a survey of remote worker programs globally, Airbnb’s Guide to Live and Work Anywhere: How Communities Can Benefit from Remote Workers was published.

“For the first time ever, millions of people can now live anywhere and this is happening on Airbnb. In fact, in the past year alone, Airbnb guests stayed in about 100,000 towns and cities around the world, with nearly 175,000 of them booking stays for three months or longer. This new world of remote working not only offers great choices for travellers, but we are also delighted that we can continue to assist Hosts to earn an income stream when the cost of living globally continues to rise.”

Susan Wheeldon, Airbnb Country Manager Australia and New Zealand

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