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

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 friends will journey throughout 18 international locations utilizing eight modes of transportation, together with a scorching air balloon, to advertise a brand new assortment of accessible bookings known as Airbnb Adventures.

The expertise is supposed to reflect Fogg’s journey from exploring the Galapagos islands to climbing mountain ranges in Australia, mentioned Joe Zadeh, Airbnb’s vice chairman of experiences.

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

Beginning June 20, friends can ebook the 80-day journey, which comes with a price ticket of $5,000 and contains all journey, lodging, actions and meals. Company will depart from London on Sept. 1, 2019. The corporate didn’t say how most of the packages could be accessible.

Zadeh mentioned 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, targeted on giving vacationers an expertise that’s tough to search out wherever else, particularly for the worth tag.

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

Developed from already accessible hours-long journeys known 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 vacationers or much less. Different notable bookings embrace looking for Sasquatch in Washington and trekking by means of the Amazon.




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