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New partnership to create a new standard for hosting Paralympic Games

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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has welcomed Airbnb as a new Worldwide Paralympic Partner in a nine-year, five-Games partnership which is designed to create a new standard for hosting that will be a win for host cities, a win for spectators and fans, and a win for Para athletes.

This agreement through to 2028 will bring multiple benefits to the Paralympic Movement. Working together with the IPC, Airbnb will continue its work to grow and promote accommodation with accessible features to enable people with disabilities or accessibility needs to find stays which fit their requirements. This is in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which the IPC has signed up to, and Airbnb’s mission to promote sustainable travel.

In collaboration with the IPC, Airbnb will enable Para athletes to share their passion with people around the world via its Experiences platform, providing direct earning opportunities, and underlining the IPC’s efforts to support Para athletes and to put them at the heart of the Paralympic Movement. This will bring Airbnb’s goal of providing economic empowerment through hosting to athletes across the globe – beyond the timeframe and geographical location of the Games.

As part of the agreement, the IOC will make at least USD 28 million worth of Airbnb accommodation available over the course of the partnership to athletes competing at the Olympic and Paralympic Games for competition and training related travel.

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