Halong Bay Luxury Cruise | Signature Cruise

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vlogging never goes to well before coffee so now we're about two hours into our four-hour drive to halong bay because we are going on an overnight cruise with signature cruises these people after watching some of our videos a lot of people might consider us budget travelers but I like to think of it as like money savvy travelers so we save money in some areas so we can splurge on other memorable experiences so we stayed at the Hilton for free using points and now we're splurging on this overnight cruise because halong bay is a unesco world heritage site and it's supposed to be amazing I didn't know that we're going to be doing this for the next two days and we can't wait time to get back on the bus it took us a little under four hours to get to a halong bay I have to say I was kind of dreading that ride because we've had a lot of bad long ban rides but that was definitely the nicest van that we've been transported in and the ride was flat and smooth unlike some of the crazy curvy mountain roads that we've been on in the past few months so we made it and I think the plan is to get on a small boat that is then going to take us to the cruise ship this is awesome whoa look at this view first things first have to open all the windows is crazy oh we have a balcony no wait – there's rose I think we need to book like oh five nine cruise this so nice this is the first balcony that we've had on our entire trip yay what a better place to have your first balcony and I just love being outside I might just sleep out here tonight hey you look pretty comfy whoa care of you what's in the bathroom yet we have like our own private hot tub toilet even has buttons like the one in Tokyo oh don't spray me Nate you have to leave the balcony for a minute we have to eat lunch oh come on I love to eat look at the rocks this is amazing first of the season m├ílaga I do not think we're gonna be disappointed with the food on this trip I'm a saved as to get much fresher than that I see food here that comes from there thank you very much I have no clue how to eat this I think I'll just love this very like twice a while and cilantro oh my people are so perfect I've heard some people suck the heads of these okay I really butchered that one that was not papaya salad we've been wanting to try Vietnamese spring rolls since we got here and we haven't made one friend up I assume I use both mmm Thai or Vietnamese spring rolls and you can do these are really enjoy that looks amazing I think we just got to the main course according to the minion seabass sprinkled and tamarins all served a fragrant rice and vegetable it's really been kinga wrong with tamarind sauce we need to take a food go on yeah we have 20 minutes for a nap before you get to the fishing village this is quickly turning into all those times I can't set the camera down the views just keep getting better we just finished about a 30-minute sail I set outside and enjoy the views and to enjoy those views on the way to the fishing village we just got to a floating fishing village we're going to get rode around on a rowboat to see the village and then after that we're going to a pearl farm I think they grow pearls is someone here to China this trio I speak out very fast the south is emotional McVerry very nice pole into color so white and yellow Oh oh very beautiful at the boat ride through the floating fishing village was the most calm and quiet thirty minutes of my life you could only hear the oars dipping in the water was like you felt guilty for talking ruining it for everybody else so cool it was nothing like this bracket that's going on behind us right now and then they brought us here and they showed us how pearls were made which was actually much more interesting than I thought it would be I'm gonna go pick out my present no she's not normally I keep my expectations pretty low for like group tour type stuff but that was fantastic it highly exceeded my expectations and now we're back and we get to enjoy our balcony for like an hour until our cooking class there's currently making the biggest spring roll about Rankine only roll yours once because it's so pain stopped I'm really done it make after dinner this is the most impressive fighting that I've seen yet today has been such a blast on his cruise dinner was amazing and now Nate is going fishing for squid on the back of the boat as much fun as that sounds this huge bathtub is calling my name oh my is this big one yeah I've been fishing for a total of one minute oh yes good man changed color yeah it's much darker coming flags Oh is he squirting ink right now this is carbon suspension Wow you're screaming I'm gonna send it to the kitchen I yeah I think in the boiling I think they just cooked one and brought it to care up in the room did you catch good girl do you have anything she bribed idumaean think you'd say here yes so I get up and it's one of the staff and she said Nate catch a lot I handed this to me how cool is that I'm apparently a professional squid fisherman I caught 10 of course you take I literally pulled this out of the ocean myself 20 minutes ago slinky in there still that's fresh one can't see it now because I've inked up the bucket but I loved a six quid everybody seems to think this is very yours he's smaller than milk Hey but now she thinks that the day is on a diver I really had to turn now so she's gonna sit there and it's gonna spray her for her until she figures out how to turn it off she's big

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look out at the world isn't it wonderful and see all the places we call home hand-built hideaways castles in the clouds and bungalows for the beach outback on airbnb.com you can book and stay in any one you like all for a price that suits you it's simple just enter where you want to go the dates you want to be there and choose from thousands of places then decide between a room or having the whole air B&B home to yourself before you travel you can chat with your host so you're not meeting a stranger and you can leave reviews for each other after your stay make yourself at home wherever you go belong anywhere with Airbnb

31 INSANELY AFFORDABLE Budget Travel Destinations to VISIT NOW

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so you want to travel the world but you don't have a lot of money don't worry we got you covered I'm Marco I'm Alex and you're watching vagabrothers your go-to guide for travel tips inspiration and vlogs here on YouTube this is part two of our series on how to travel around the world for cheap one of the most common questions we get is where should I travel that's not too expensive in this video we made a list of the coolest and cheapest travel destinations from around the planet before we get started if you like this video make sure you give it a thumbs up share with your travel buddies and subscribe to vagabrothers and Terron notifications so you can get updates about the rest of this series and of course if you have travel tips of your own please add them in the comment section all right listen up these are the cheapest places to travel in the world first up Cape Town South Africa situated at the southern tip of the African continent Cape Town has it all good beaches great weather wine and safaris nearby not to mention an awesome blend of European and African culture KL may be far away but once you're there it's one of the best overall destinations for your money number 2 Vietnam fifty years ago Vietnam was torn apart by war today it's one of the top travel destinations on the planet Ho Chi Minh formerly known as Saigon has tons of beautiful French colonial architecture Hanoi has great street side bars that serve be ahoy fresh beer that costs 25 cents a glass and the one kind of expensive thing in Vietnam is sent through halong bay which is worth it it's not the cheapest country in Asia it doesn't have the best beaches but a motorcycle adventure from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi is totally worth it I did it on a bike I bought in a bar for 300 bucks token you next up Ecuador Ecuador named after the Equator is quite an incredible country it has the Andes mountain it has the Galapagos Islands it has the Amazon rainforest not to mention beautiful colonial towns like Quito and surf so if you're going to go anywhere in Latin you should go to Ecuador but they use the dog generally speaking in Europe to save money you want to travel e polish city of Cracow is one of the best value destinations on the continent got solid old town with great nightlife good restaurants tons of hostels and affordable prices across the board food and dumplings next up Montreal for a North American bargain head to Montreal the capital city of the Canadian province of Quebec Montreal combines french-canadian heritage with great food a killer music scene and some of the best prices you will find in a North American city hands-down the classic budget traveler destination has to go to India its cheapest chips and it has it all to have stunning scenery dude that Himalaya good food the best plus the vegan friendly Instagram potential of course and you'll have cinder pics the last until marriage there's so much to do it's hard to know where to even start got Mumbai home to Bollywood Rajasthan India's largest and most colorful state and of course the Himalaya where you can pose yoga meditating on Strom and maybe even see the Dalai Lama no matter where you go you can travel in India for like a whole month for the price of one week in Europe forget Spring Break and go to Mexico see the vibrant capital of Mexico is full of amazing street art architecture and some of the best food on the planet for those of you in the United States like ourselves especially people in California and the southern border states Mexico is extremely accessible if you're thinking about cancun skip it and head down to Tulum for some boho beach vibes where you can pro Gio get next to Mayan temples and if you live in the United States especially the southern border States or if you're from California like us Mexico is the closest and one of the cheapest locations in the world head down to Baja California where you can surf drink craft beer eat lobster tacos and drink amazing wines all for a fraction of the price that you would pay in the United States one of our favorite cities in Europe is Budapest a stunning Capitol full of Art Nouveau and Baroque architecture from the golden days of the austro-hungarian Empire even better Budapest sits on top of 120 natural hot springs that bubble up into these bathhouses after soaking your bones all day scarf down a bowl of goulash and then go hit the ruined bars of the Jewish quarter all this can be done for as low as thirty five years a day feel like a change of scenery how about Nepal Nepal is the access point for the Himalaya and even if you're not trying to climb Mount Everest which I feel like most of us aren't there's a ton of stuff to do you can go whitewater rafting paragliding explore the Buddhist monasteries and even go on a wildlife safari in the jungles and see right now yes they have rhino in Nepal the country is still recovering from the 2015 earthquake so your tourist dollars will go a long way in rebuilding Nepal Sri Lanka is one of the most overlooked countries in Asia so if you want something like India bar looking for something more off the beaten path Sri Lanka might be for you this island nation was once ravaged by civil war but is now in peace travelers are discovering beautiful beaches colorful culture and the 5,000 elephants that are just wandering around the country one five thousand elephants just walking around tree Lanka the only downside is because it's still not very developed for tourism there aren't a ton of options so you might have to spend some time looking around but you know here's to adventure next up is Nicaragua Nicaragua is a Central American country that is a great alternative to Costa Rica Costa Rica is an incredible country but because it's become so popular it's gotten much more expensive that's not the case with Nicaragua yet it's got undeveloped beaches great surf cheap beer and tons of adventure opportunities towns like Sun when they'll suit are a great place to get started but get down the Nicaragua before that all changes the monocyte is a convenient the capital of Argentina is a great place to visit is super fun and a great deal it's got a blend of Italian and Spanish immigrants like French architecture that is uniquely Argentinean the bohemian neighborhood of scent Telmo is especially popular with tourists but it's really good places day especially in five tonight's Airbnb for fun think steak dinners every night wash down with melbeck wine and plenty of beautiful people teach you how to tango next up Thailand Thailand is the go-to destination for most backpackers and with good reason where else can you get a private Cabana on the beach for 10 bucks an hour-long massage for 5 an amazing street food for $1 only in Thailand the islands and beaches are starting to get a bit more expensive but Chiang Mai in the north Thailand's second largest city is still a great deal especially if you're trying to do some trekking or volunteering at Elephant Sanctuary you want ahead of the islands koh pipi is still a great deal and crappie has some incredible rock-climbing overhanging the ocean next Thailand is Cambodia which is even cheaper and come to the side of history that will snap you out of that days from all those time assumptions on one side you have anchor one one of the greatest achievements of mankind on the other side you have the killing fields of the Khmer Rouge in which one quarter of Cambodia's population was exterminated during one of the worst genocides of the last century thankfully life has returned to normal in Cambodia and you can find a lot of the same stuff in Thailand but for cheaper back to Europe we're going to talk about Greece although Greece is on the Euro it was one of the countries that was hardest hit by the 2008 financial crisis well that's bad for locals it's good for you as a traveler because price is there are very low but the real gems in Greece are the islands like Crete the Instagram friendly island of Mykonos or Santorini and the backpacker party spot of yolks mix and match your favourite islands with a ferry trip and you're on your way at the top of our bucket list is the Philippines as you mentioned the beaches of Thailand have gotten relatively expensive but people say that Philippines is twice as cool and half the price add in some of the friendliest locals on the planet some cheap air connections and the Philippines will be pretty good heading to South America we're talking about Colombia Colombia the country that's long been associated Pablo Escobar cocaine and violence is finally getting the credit that it deserves as one of the best destinations in South America and about time because this country has everything beaches on the Pacific and the Caribbean the Andes and the Amazon the Candelaria quarter in Bogota the Spanish colonial port of behemoth and the unspoiled coastline around Santa Marta are all on our bucket list and should be on yours as well next up the Baltic nations of Estonia most travel to either don't know what it is or think it's part of Russia but it's a hidden gem Colin the capital has an immaculately preserved old quarter that's actually a unesco world heritage site and it's also a cool part of town called kalamaja which has a bunch of new modern stuff it kind of gives you that Nordic vibe at way less money usually overshadowed by its Central American neighbours Guatemala is an incredible country it's full of living Maya culture surrounded by rugged active volcanoes and little towns like Antigua are an incredible place to visit and brush up on your Spanish Czech Republic Prague is an essential stop on any Europe trip with a storybook old town and beer that's cheaper than water literally cheaper and more beautiful still is cesky krumlov with far fewer crowds and much lower prices the next country on our list has had a tumultuous time in the past couple of years especially since the Arab Spring I'm talking about Egypt with constant political protests military coos plane crashes and the occasional shark attack I know it sounds bad but Egypt does still have a lot to offer understandably tourism has dropped by over 40 percent to Egypt in recent years now it does seem that things have cooled down there so if you do go chances are you'll get the Pyramids of Giza all to yourself and just so you know the Pyramids of Giza are one of the only remaining 7 wonders of the ancient world if you're planning a visit here or anywhere in this region it's always a good bet to check with your foreign office or if you're from the United States the State Department moving back stateside will go to New Orleans Louisiana my favorite city in the United States it blends French and Caribbean culture with great music and the food alone is worth the trip skip the crowds Mardi Gras and hit the French Quarter in the shoulder season when there's way fewer crowds but Frenchmen Street and all the live music bars that are on it are still popping Croatia is the darling of most travelers but unfortunately its popularity has increased it's right keep on doing good save money by spending time in lesser-known places like these bleach Beach National Park or its capital Zagreb sorry that I mispronounce all three of those better yet check out the Bay of Kotor and Montenegro the beaches of Albania or Sarajevo in Bosnia moving back in Southeast Asia we have Myanmar or Burma now I was here in 2009 when this country was largely closed off to the rest of the world there were no ATM and very little foreign money so a lot has changed since then the country's leaders have made a lot of progress towards democracy and it's a lot more popular now with travelers the former capital of Rangoon is a funky mixture of old British colonial buildings as a great place to get your bearings before heading up to the temples of Lagaan pork in lei lake which is heading back to south america let's talk about Bolivia this landlocked Indian country is one of the best travel bet for South America plus it's got a bit of everything from the world's highest lake to the infamous death road which you can do on a mountain bike and the world-famous with Yuni salt flats all of these are great places to visit and supposedly Bolivia has one of the most incredible kind of lunar Martian landscapes so from the Caribbean we're recommending Dominican Republic it is the cheapest country in the region with the exception of its next-door neighbour hate a dr is much safer than Haiti and has a lot better tourism infrastructure so hence a recommendation there's great speeches but the problem can be that it's hard to find something that's not an expensive resort so check on Airbnb for a bungalow heading back to Eastern Europe we're going to Bulgaria which happens to be the home country of our good friend Raya but also the home of the cheapest capital in Europe Sofia you can eat drink party and sleep here for well under $40 a day that's why it's making this list but don't forget that Bulgaria is on the Black Sea it has beaches Islands mountains not to mention UNESCO sites like Nessebar with incredible architecture the best kept secret in Western Europe is hands-down Portugal the capital Lisbon is one of the most enchanting cities in Europe seven hills dotted with colourful villa and crisscross with iconic trolley but it's not just beautiful it's great value good luck trying to find a coffee over one euro accommodation in particular is cheap and easy to find because it's still undiscovered by most tourists the only downside is there's not a lot of direct flights to Lisbon from other countries outside of Europe so you might have to fly through Madrid and then take a train heading back to Australasia let's go to Bali Bali the most popular island in Indonesia is no secret thanks Eat Pray Love nor is it the cheapest thanks trolley but it's still a good deal for those of you wanting to get away from it all without much hassle rent an inexpensive villa with a pool an automatic motorbike sign up for some yoga classes and george hiland most people stick to Abood but if you are a surfer head down to the South waves like lose a walk to are some of the best in the world and if you get bored of Bali don't worry there's 17,000 other islands in Indonesia and all of them are cheaper than by last not least Morocco easy to reach from Europe inexpensive this North African paradise is the original bohemian getaway it's the safest country in North Africa it's got tons of style Tangier is the greedy port popularized by expats like the Rolling Stone s where ax is the vibe you surf town complete with a Portuguese castle and former home of Jimi Hendrix and Marrakech is the place to go if you want that vibe Instagram photo of you chillin next to Riyadh which are those big courtyards with the fountain in the middle all right that's our list if you guys have been to any of these places if you have a favorite please let us know by adding a comment in the comment section that's how all of us travelers get information these days you know the old-fashioned way but you're using the Internet word of mouth baby anyway if you liked the video give it a thumbs up share with your travel buddies and don't forget to subscribe and turn on those notifications you get new video updates every single week all right you guys in the meantime remember to stay curious keep exploring and we will see you guys and grow on the road you

Classic Canada & New England Cruise

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Luxury Escapes – The Pavilions Phuket

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Phuket is well known for its idyllic beaches but less than an hour from Patong the islands sultry mountain vistas are equally stunning perched up high with one of the best views in Thailand the pavilions Phuket is simply irresistible this is what people mean when they say they want to get away from it all cocooned within a landscape of lush tropical gardens you'll stay in a huge gorgeous suites that are big enough for a family or you can hide away in a stunning villa like this I don't know if I can cope another really tough assignment on location this time at the pavilions resort here in Phuket and this here is my villa as you can see the lovely living area we take a little walk through here we can see the bathroom over this direction which is rather nice over here is the bedroom there we go love is in the air and direct access out to the pool now everyone says that I have a great job but I'm sitting here with JP who's the general manager of pavilions could get and I happen to think that he has one of the best jobs in the world and it you do you're so kind to each other so much and sometimes sharp yes definitely we have the pleasure to be here in Phuket first of all let me thank you ever so much for give us the chance to talk about my results the Paragon Phuket which is absolutely beautiful thank you thank you ever so much now it's um it's an experience where you can have villa or a suite so for those who want something that's very romantic and and very special or if someone who's coming here with a family perhaps so can you give me an idea of what you do offer here with pleasure first of all I would start by the villa we have some ocean villa we should breathtaking view on the ocean minimum three hundred and ten square Mara give us a la large space that's as big as my house oh my lord and of course having pool completely private romantic we used to be known for a lot for years as the honeymoon destination because people really wanted the villa around the pool having a barbecue total privacy nobody can seeing them right and we can really provide everything the people who love to have in the villa for the generals on cocktail and then that is the the beauty of the villa you know and then for those who are coming with a family or maybe a group he focused the option of the Suites as well don't you absolutely indeed and again the sweeties are a new product in less than a Europe with I would say different style very chic very trendy very fashionable the suite is it's very large as well the smallest one is 81 square mirror so people usually family will feel extremely relaxed and we have a lot of pools which the people can enjoy it the pool here in Firefly or the pool at the spa so or even the pulling your suite now for the the overall experience of the resort it's wonderful because you've got several dining choices you've got a gorgeous spa as and so there are things to do if you do manage to get out of your lovely villa yes indeed I would say first of all I would love the people to try the fruit of our executive chef Melinda who by the way is from Australia and she will be able to customer develop a barbecue or Thai food if people wish to go out of the resort it is an absolutely great idea we have a lot of small restaurant not far away my favorite will remain I would say Thai food and I like to explore the Thai food in to get on yeah we have marvelous market at night and then rest of all which is definitely a members do yeah and I mean what would your advice be to them I mean a lot of people in Bangkok want to get away for the weekend this is a great place to do so isn't it well yes because in fact Bank artists is next door right but I say an hour and 10 minutes fly just you land at the airport listen 20 minutes you are here and when you are here you are in paradise already so even if you would purchase a villa here you can come every day okay more or less yeah additionally talking a weekend away from Bangkok here is absolutely marvelous and you can hear the birds you got the beach less than 10 minutes you can go to play golf you can have a great time food on your in your place peaceful and relaxing evening with no noise that is priceless and twice less borderless that will be the word for me absolutely priceless I agree with you hundred percent man oh ah cheers Cheers happy holidays thank you I'll have my work to you when work is a holiday do this man this modern contemporary property has a fabulous menu that is also up with the times ozzie chef belinda Tuckwell will dazzle you is stunning breakfast at firefly and trust me your mouth will never stop watering at lunch dinners are downright delicious and you might also want to opt for a private seafood barbecue with friends what you believe in so we're looking for good produce we're looking for a locally grown and people on a holiday in Phuket they just want a really fresh experience so live great flavors and let the ingredients speak for themselves for this family from France a cooking class was a must on their holiday and when the sun goes down the resort's stunning rooftop bar 360 offers up a tasty menu of cocktails you're so on time to relax take our advice and head to the resort's lovely spa the pavilions offers a free shuttle to the beach just minutes down the hill or you can explore further and discover the entertainment delights of Patong take your Thailand holiday over the top at the mesmerizing pavilions Phuket

Introducing Airbnb Plus | Airbnb

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LIVE: Big News from Airbnb

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[Applause] ladies and gentlemen please welcome Brian Chesky hey how are you doing today thank you thank you this is this is an exciting day this is a special day you know ten years ago we started Airbnb in San Francisco Joe and I my Reuben and I couldn't afford to pay rent a design conference was coming to San Francisco and the hotels were sold out now we told the story a bunch of times before but we haven't told you is that the design conference was actually here in this theater right here at the Masonic and I remember when we came up with a concept we told people about it and they said you're crazy people will never stay with other strangers and then something started happening a few guests started using it and so then people said Airbnb yeah it's not for me and so Airbnb became this alternative that wasn't for them but something happened ten years later and that's something is that 300 million people have actually used Airbnb now but 10 years later Airbnb is still an alternative it's still not for everyone you see our mission is that everyone can belong anywhere and I think we've done the anywhere part we're in 81 thousand cities we're in nearly every country in the world but we still haven't done the everyone part Airbnb is still not for everyone until today today today today we will show you our road map so that everyone Airbnb is for everyone and it starts with investing in our host you see we have a partnership with our hosts and it's really about building a strong community and recognizing our best numbers and so the first thing that I want to share with you today is an update to super host now super hosts recognize our best host these are hosts that are highly rated but more importantly they're our most iconic hosts and we have four hundred thousand super hosts globally right including a number one number of them here super hosts like Pamela in Nairobi Kenya now Pamela has a wedding business she had a wedding business for 10 years and she noticed a problem because her Brides would come to her and they said they were really frustrated and so Pamela said why are you so frustrated and she said they said because we're families can't find a place to stay and that's when Pamela had an idea she said what if I save my money buy a house and put it on Airbnb this is just a few years ago in just a few years later one thousand guests have stayed with Pamela that's pretty cool you can imagine all the countless friendships this is Mackenzie Mackenzie the super host in Burlingame California and when Kenzie was a kid her parents Doug and Linda built her a tree house she plays in the tree house but then like all kids Mackenzie grows up and she moves out of the house and the parents are left with the empty tree house in their backyard now what do you do when you have an empty tree house in your backyard you put it on Airbnb of course and in 2011 Mackenzie did that in just seven years later three thousand five hundred guests have stayed in this tree house from 34 country's that's crazy and I and my girlfriend were two of those guests that's me in those awesome pajamas I almost wore them today and the team talked me off it but it's super important that our super hosts we invest in them and so we give them a few benefits these are the benefits we give them today become a badge we give them $100 travel credit but we want to invest so much more into our very best host and so today we're offering 14 more benefits that we're gonna be rolling out over the course of 2018 to bring us to 19 total benefits now we've talked to thousands of super hosts and these are many of the things that they've asked for now I'm not going to go through all 19 of these right now but I'm gonna go through three I don't start with one of the most popular request a super oasiz ask for custom URLs for your listing now let's say you're I don't know you're at a dinner party and you say I'm a urban bee host and they say well how do I find your listing well today you'd say very simply just go to nba.com slash room slash – oh nine three seven five five it just sings and so we want to make this a little easier with custom URLs that you can put you know it really anywhere and social media very simple now now it's this is really part of a bigger idea which is this more visibility and exposure this is the number one thing our super hosts have asked for just last year 330 million people came to Airbnb and they searched with dates so if we highlight super host that's a really big deal and so what we want to do is this the first thing is we want to make sure that our hundreds of millions of guests know what the super host program is so we're gonna be doing more promotion and if you're a super host we're gonna make sure that every guest knows that you are a super host now the final thing I want to talk about our exclusive pricing on smart home devices now this is actually part of a bigger idea and here's the idea basically over the last few years some of the biggest companies and biggest brands have come to us and they said we want to offer discounts to your best hosts we want to offer discounts to our products we want to offer unique services and we thought well we already have a group of our best hosts they're called super hosts so what if we create a host store with our very best products and discounts from copies that want to offer them and we are starting today with our first partnership with nest a nest has generously offered 30% off nest detect and nest thermostats to all Super host globally so that's all I'm gonna say about super host this is stuff rolling out over the course of 2018 and there's so much more to come if you want to learn more about it go to Aaron Viacom slash super hosts this is just the beginning this is a world of benefits for our most iconic host now before I move on are there any super hosts in the audience I want to take a moment I want to take a moment let's hear a round a plus for all the super hosts here and around the world thank you so much thank you now I get I get asked this question all the time you always talk about your best host but what about our best guest what are we gonna do for them well I want to tell you a quick story about two of our best guests and there are these two Debbie and Michael now four and a half years ago Debbie and Michael quit their job actually they were tired so I guess you could say there was a permanent quitting and they had an idea they said we're gonna quit our jobs we're gonna sell our house and we're gonna use the money and we're gonna live on Airbnb for four and a half years they've been living on Airbnb every single week 160 Airbnb Slater 68 countries they're still living on Airbnb they are so passionate that last summer they actually reached out to us and said they wanted to intern and I said you're retired and they said well we'll be a post retirement internship and so they called it the senior internship and so this is them in her office they had so many ideas but the most important idea that they left with us was this idea Airbnb should get better the more you use it and I was thinking deeply about this idea and I decided to go where we all go and the pursue of infinite wisdom I went to Twitter and I asked if Airbnb had a membership program what benefits would you want now I was expecting a lot of really obvious answers like Hotel points programs but what surprised me is that people wanted a lot of benefits things like fridge stocking Airport pick up access to a fitness center concierge service and so that's what it became clear to us if we're gonna have a world of benefits for our best hosts we should also have benefits for our guests and so if we have a super host program we should have a super guest program super gas is your passport to a new travel lifestyle and it's going to be benefits across the entire travel journey let me just give you a couple examples let's start with homes we surveyed hosts and one of the things host said is they care deeply about the quality of guests on Airbnb and so we asked them would you offer any benefits to somebody they were super guests the majority of our hosts that we surveyed said they would offer discounts exclusive inventory and last-minute booking just for super guests we've had numerous companies offer to provide Airport pick up flight upgrades access to airport lounges to our best guests we can offer free or exclusive experiences and so coming later this summer will be super guests your passport to new digital lifestyle and we are going to start with 10,000 guests as a pilot this spring so that is super guest now super host super guest these are two sides of our existing community and it's really really important that we take care of our existing community but I want to get back to this idea that Airbnb should be for everyone and if it's if people feel like it's not for them well this is something we've been thinking a lot about and as we were thinking about it we uncovered something something became that wasn't obvious to us you see over the last ten years we noticed that Airbnb was designed for when we were much smaller and we think this is a key problem now let me give you an example this is our website that day we launched August 11th 2008 and if you were to search San Francisco this is what you would have seen a grand total of 16 listings with such memorable classics as Tiki tastic get fit in my favorite simple I mean who doesn't want to stay in simple you see here's the thing we designed Airbnb to have like a hundred homes in a city and so basically the idea was a list of listings and 10 years later Airbnb our core design has not changed it is still a list of listings but 10 years later some things have changed you see we went from hundreds of listings to thousands of listings to tens of thousands of listings to hundreds of thousands of listings to four and a half million places to stay on Airbnb oh that's cool yeah now we probably have just about as much choice as anyone and I do believe the perfect place to stay is available for every guest it's just really really hard to find now I want you to imagine for a second that you needed to buy a new shirt so you go to a clothing store and there's a clothing rack and on that clothing rack are four and a half million shirts that is the problem we have we probably do have something for everyone but it's hard to find anything and so we want to fix that and so we are introducing Airbnb categories Airbnb categories connect every guest to their perfect home and let me set this up for you here is how we bucket our listings today into three categories shared room private room an entire home so we basically take four and a half million listings and we basically say you have to go in one of these three buckets but the problem is and we have a lot more than just shared rooms private rooms and entire homes so we're gonna be adding four new category types and these are just to recognize the wide variety of places that we already have on Airbnb vacation homes bed-and-breakfast boutiques and unique now what I'm going to do for you right now is I'm gonna take you through an example for each of these listings and starting with shared rooms shared rooms are typically couches or pullout beds in living rooms they're super affordable and a social way to travel when Joe and I started Airbnb in our living room that was a shared listing the average price per night for a shared room thirty-eight dollars this is a shared room hosted by Lily and her cat it's in Shanghai and two hundred guests have stayed with Lily and her cat since she's hosted in 2015 and it's only $18 a night that is cheaper than the Wi-Fi upgrade at many hotels private rooms are part of our heritage there's some of the highest rated best value and they offer some of the most belonging and we have nearly 1 million private rooms on Airbnb this listing is hosted by Julia and Sylvio in Havana Cuba and a $60 tonight they serve breakfast by the pool and fun fact about Cuba we opened Airbnb Cuba in April of 2015 we now have 32,000 homes in Cuba in 1 million guests have stayed in Cuba on Airbnb since we launched pretty cool entire homes our homes that people live in but they rent them out when they're not there now this is a majority of our business Magdalena hosts this home in Madrid Spain it's 96 dollars a night she welcomes every guests with a welcome basket coffee bread and a guidebook with the best tapas in Madrid now we also have vacation homes these are dedicated rentals the hosts do not live in most of the time they're often located in ski or beach destinations this is Remy's Chalet in austria one hundred and sixty five dollars a night we have 34,000 chalets on Airbnb for hundreds of years before Airbnb there were bed and breakfast like this 16th century manor house offered by Francis and Rupert in Cambridge England it's a hundred dollars a night it's pretty cool that is a dog right there I just had to point that out boutiques are professional hospitality businesses that usually have unique style or theme and there is a new generation of boutiques that have community built into them like this the drift in San Cabo now the last one I want to talk about our unique unique include treehouses boats domes yurts air streams and we have a hundred and twenty-one thousand unique homes on Airbnb this is Katie and Peter's treehouse juts outside Atlanta this is the most wish listed home globally on Airbnb and Peter the host built this with his bare hands now if you want to go a little higher up you can go to this 40-foot lookout tower it's pretty cool it's offered by Danny and Alan and people love staying here it's an amazing experience except for at night when you have to go the bathroom we have domes igloos and we even have dogs this 30-foot Beagle hast a bit beagle shaped house is named sweet Willy when you get to sweet Willy you enter well I won't say where you sleep in the head now my favorite thing is I was reading the reviews for sweet Willy and one of the guests said quote the dog is very comfortable amenities are great I never heard of dog described that way before the other weird thing about sweet Willy it's actually dog friendly so you can bring your dog to sleep and another dog it's very meta now whether or not you have a thirty-foot beagle a dome a dedicated rental hosts will now be able to categorize these homes starting today and so if you're a host you should go to the app you tap on update your listing and then you describe what kind of home you have if I have a dome I would tap unique space and then you can see the options here we have barns boats campers and here's a dome and so that's it and if hosts do this it means that this summer guests will be able to search through seven different categories and I think this will make it a little bit easier to find a place to stay but there's four and a half million homes so seven categories it's not very specific what if we got even more specific now you might be wondering well why would you want to get more specific well I'd love to give you an example let's say you want to travel to Paris so I go and I type in Paris we have sixty five thousand homes in Paris okay so you're not gonna search through 65 thousand homes okay so let's add some categories I'm gonna stay in a private room in an apartment great now you're down to 10,000 homes so can we refine this more yes so we're gonna be adding more categories to help guests refine their home so they can find the perfect place to stay one of the categories we're adding is architectural style now anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge fan of rustic so if you were to type in rustic here is will you drew fine down now if I get to my rustic home I also want one with a balcony because I want to be able to open the windows on my Paris balcony and sing at the top of my lungs and so I'm going to refine down the balcony but I'm not a very good singer so I want to stay with a musician and so you can literally refine down to the perfect place to stay if you're a family and you're traveling to Seattle you can stay in a family-friendly home with a chef's kitchen with a crib near a zoo you see we're gonna be adding thousands of new categories and this will make it easier for guests to find the perfect place to stay we are building one of the world's largest home databases and in this homes database we already have 170 million photos a hundred and sixty-six million reviews and ten million toilets I know what you're thinking what is the nicest toilet in the world it's this one so those are new categories connecting every guest to the perfect home but how would you find not just the perfect home for you but the right home for the right type of trip well we're also adding airing be collections and these are great homes for every kind of trip now we did a survey and we asked 10,000 guests why are you traveling I was pretty surprised by the answers now what the answers were but how many there were people are using Airbnb for all kinds of reasons and we took many of the most popular reasons people are traveling the most popular occasions and we put them into nine popular collections each one of these collections has a four point eight rating or above and they've got tailored amenities and special services one of the most popular occasions to travel is with family and in our family collection every home has five-star reviews specifically from families entire homes and full kitchens in Wi-Fi and TV there are a hundred in 45,000 homes in the family collection now that's a pretty cool stat but I make sure you more excited with this next stat because there are in this collection 26,000 children's books toys and game consoles in these homes I am personally very excited about that now you have a family now one of the most common use cases is also traveling for work and something I do a lot I know many of us are doing it very frequently and when you're traveling for work like me you want to go to have a flexible cancellation policy self check-in you want to be able to work you want the Wi-Fi to work and so we have 65,000 homes in the work collection and the family collection the work collection are available today pretty cool we're adding three more collections this summer honeymoon group getaway and social stays I want to talk for one moment about social stays social stays are in our roots they're perfect for you traveling far away from home or you're alone social stays are essentially when the host says they'll hang out with the guests they'll have a meal they'll show them around the city and we're really really excited about this collection so these are nine of our collections that are rolling out this year and there are many many more to come as part of Araby collections which are great homes for every kind of trip now if we were to take new categories in Airbnb collections and we were to bring them together into the single app what would the ERP be app look like what I'd love to do is give you a short little preview of what our app will look like when you're booking travel this summer look for the bare necessities the simple bare necessities and forget about your worries and your strife I mean the bare necessities are mother nature's recipes that bring the bare necessities of life wherever I wander wherever I roam I couldn't apply big holder the bees are buzzin in the tree to make some money just for me with just the bare necessities of life oh man this is really livin so so we want to make sure that we take care of everyone the Arabic community and part of that is acknowledging that over the last 10 years a lot has changed in our community guests expectations have evolved meaning their expectations are going up they're seeking a higher level of comfort and quality but something bigger is happening many of our hosts are going above and beyond even the super host standard there are hosts who are immaculate assigning their homes they make sure that when you get there they have the perfect details in the kitchen everything is stocked to get the right coffee for you but if you were to look in search on Airbnb it would be difficult for them to stand out and so what we want to do is recognize and reward their commitment to quality so today I'm excited to announce that we are introducing Airbnb Plus yes err b-plus are all the comforts of home plus more these are beautiful homes from exceptional hosts and every single one of them are verified for quality beautiful homes each of these homes feature the hosts distinct personality with thoughtful design these are the homes of Airbnb plus the average price per night is less than $250 a night but they're insanely nice I mean look at these look at that flowerpot nice guitar and for the fireplace like this home in the center here this is a private room in Toronto for $65 a night from host Rush now air me Plus homes are also very unique Todd and Kimberly hosts this Airstream that is now part of Araby plus we have Eve's private bedroom in San Francisco for $189 a houseboat in London from manoir WA an entire home for you and your family in Los Angeles from Joanne and Belinda's bedroom in Cape Town these aren't just beautiful homes these really are exceptional hosts what makes a host exceptional well every single one them has a 4.8 rating 75% of these yummy Plus hosts are super hosts like Katrina now Katrina has a bohemian Tao house in Austin Katrina is an interior designer and she started hosting on Airbnb to fund her interior design business but then actually starting to host she said I'm gonna pour my interior design skills into my listing and so every detail of this house is immaculate assigned it curated and she even specializes it for the guests she literally even scents the home for each guest super hosts Matt lives in Venice he's a creative director for a surf culture brand he specializes in design and illustration now matt has a house in Venice and he rents out his guest house this guest house is California modern and my favorite rustic it's clean its minimal with custom cedar work in these homes are verified for quality because we send our team to do a 100-point in-person inspection and when we show up we are looking for three things that the home is clean that it's comfortable and that's thoughtfully designed a hundred points and I will go through all of them right now just kidding just three fully featured bathrooms make sure the bedding is clean and comfortable in fully equipped kitchens I love that teakettle I think the light is radiating from it beautiful homes exceptional host verified for quality but we're adding one more thing for a guest when you book in Arabi plus home we are adding premium support these is a dedicated team dedicated to fast resolutions now if you're a host and you're thinking of being a plus host well the first question might have is why should they become a plus house and I would say three reasons the first top placement you'll have better search ranking a custom badge an editorial support you see 73% of our guests said they would pay more to stay in a home that was verified in home services these include design consultations personalized verification and expert photography and premium support as well for hosts from a highly trained team now when is Plus available it's available today so I will give you a quick demo right now let's take a look so this is a live demo so of course it will work so here's a new app now I'm going to tap into homes the first thing you're going to notice is that we feature the air meet plus homes at the top now every one of these has a badge it says plus and actually says plus verified now I'm going to look at all their me Plus homes and it's really nice merchandising now we show the cities that we're in and I'm gonna go down Wow look at this one forest in heaven themed apartment now one thing you're gonna notice is every one of these homes is specially merchandize and design to really make the homes features stand out and this is all centered around great photography look at these photos so we send a team of our best photographers to every one of these homes it's really beautiful you'll notice the details and the other thing you're gonna notice is this we layout the photos by floorplan so you can actually get a sense of your way around the house and this is allowed because when we do the in-person expection we are getting tons of structured data and that allows us to do other things like this we have standardized amenities so if I go to the home I see these are the amenities and these are special to the airmen be home so it's got a washer a dishwasher room darkening shades we literally test the Wi-Fi in every single Air b-plus home make sure it's fast they have bath essentials bedroom comforts so this is what a listing looks like on air me plus now I'm gonna keep going you can get a sense of some of these homes they're really really nice and again this is only eighty seven dollars a night and I'm gonna show you one last thing right here we also have curated lists poolside homes knock out kitchens big backyards peaceful patios I'm going to go to kitchens and then watch this we curate and the default photo is now of the kitchen we can do this because we know which photos which we really organize our information and so this is the new Airbnb plus pretty cool it's pretty cool right all right yeah at school this is available in 13 cities 2,000 homes today and we will have 75 thousand homes in 50 cities around the world before the end of the year now if you're a host in one of our 13 launch cities you'll be getting a dashboard alert to invite you to apply and if you're interested you can also as a host request an invite when a host applies there's just a $149 one-time application fee this really covers our home walkthrough our personalized report are designed to verification service our premium support and just a portion of the merchandising cost and to bring air me plus to life I love to show you a quick video my mind please on my face so so that is Arabi plus all the comforts of home plus more but before I go I want to show you one more thing and we asked ourselves a question what if we even went beyond one year ago we acquired a company called luxury retreats luxury treats has two decades of history delivering incredible hospitality and they have some of the world's nicest homes and we asked what if we brought together high-end hospitality with one the largest travel communities in the world how could we deliver the trip of a lifetime if we are going to deliver the trip of a lifetime it would start with some of the finest homes in the world and we have thousands of these homes let's dive in this is the villa Saraswathi in Bali it's got a 65 foot pool an entire children's playground if you have that many children or the ski-in ski-out ll Creek and Aspen or not far from here in LA they Hancock Park estates or if you want to be more remote in the remote part of Costa Rica the villa Avalon now a place I love to visit Tuscany this is the incredible villa san luigi this was commissioned by the chichi family in the 16th century it was recently restored it's got an olive grove in a vegetable kitchen a garden in it but if we are going to go beyond homes are just the beginning because to go beyond we must have magical experiences like truffle hunt cooking lessons with local chefs and so much more so world-class hospitality extraordinary homes unique experiences all to create the trip of a lifetime in its custom-designed [Applause] yawn by Airbnb the trip of a lifetime custom design coming this spring so today we showed you five things super host which is a world of benefits for a most iconic host super guests your passport to a new travel lifestyle new collections so you can find the perfect home for you air B plus available today and beyond by Airbnb coming this spring and when you put these five things together we think we finally do have a home for everyone now when I say we I don't mean we Airbnb the company but in a larger sense I mean we Airbnb the community and our community is led by our host and we imagine a world that is led by hosts and what would this world look like well I want you to imagine arriving to a city and someone says welcome to my home we're home isn't just a house but anywhere you belong a world where every door is unlocked and every host treats you like family where every city is a village every block of community in every kitchen table a conversation friendships are created in memories are imprinted worlds are discovered in cultures are exchanged hosts create this magical world our potential lies in them together we aim to enable 1 billion guests to belong and in the process redefine what it means to be home welcome to a host LED world yurts you thought of that serving breakfast up here and hosting a Viking wedding taking people on a tour of wine country in your vintage van that was you who made the first guidebooks the first Wi-Fi instructions you made your home business ready and family friendly and whenever the world needed a place to stay you open your doors in your hearts in about a million bottles of wine over a decade of hosting you've created a new kind of community you've inspired us so thank you here's to the next 10 years we when we say we're hosts led it means they've been leading the way though no they will continue to lead us down this path and I'm really excited for what the next 10 years looks like I want to thank everyone for joining us today and sharing in a special moment thank you [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause]

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