How to give guests an authentic local experience at Airbnb

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Eindhoven, Netherlands
Level 2
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In a guest's travel experience, they are very concerned about the authenticity of the experience, yet this is a perspective that many hosts tend to overlook - the everyday experiences we take for granted may well be new and memorable to our guests.


Can you please share any tips on bringing an authentic local experience to your guests? For example, local décor, flyers related to the surrounding attractions or ornaments that showcase the host's hobbies, etc.

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Re: How to give guests an authentic local experience at Airbnb

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England, United Kingdom
Level 3

Maybe a very humdrum idea - but we welcome guests with dogs - and I am starting to produce laminated local 'dog walks' which are available without using the car from my front door.  Also our city, Bristol (UK) has a famous graffiti artist, Banksy, and I am thinking of producing a walk which goes past many of his local works.  

Re: How to give guests an authentic local experience at Airbnb

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Level 10

@Jingrui0 

Refer the guests to restaurants where only locals go.

Also point out a street with shops that are out of the tourist circuit, but where locals buy things and find good prices.

You can also suggest to the guests an interesting square or park outside the tourist circuit.

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