Multi-day trips overview

In developing best practices for our multi-day trip Experiences, we worked with the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), expert leaders in the outdoor activities space. Established in 1990, the ATTA today is widely recognized as a vital leadership voice and partner for the adventure travel industry around the world.

Airbnb multi-day trips are classified as overnight Experiences that include lodging, meals, and activities. They can take place in remote areas and offer activities that may require special skills or certifications as part of the trip.

Interested in hosting or going on a multi-day trip? Here are some safety tips, provided by the ATTA:

Criteria and restrictions for hosts that lead multi-day trips

All multi-day trips must meet certain quality and eligibility standards before being offered to guests, and every host must demonstrate expertise relevant to the Experience they host. Additionally, all Experiences have a detailed page for guests with information about the host, the trip, and what prospective guests can and should expect.

Hosts who would like to lead a multi-day trip Experience with activities that may require special skills or certifications as part of that trip, must attest to having the appropriate skills certification, current First Aid & CPR training, and/or access to medical services relevant to the activity they would like to lead.

For trips involving certain activities that could pose a heightened safety risk, we look to see that hosts have licenses and/or certifications for the activity where appropriate. We work with a third-party vendor to check licenses and/or certifications for the activity.

Additional restrictions:

  • Age restrictions: Hosts are encouraged to use their discretion when assigning age restrictions to a multi-day trip. If a guest has questions about the age restrictions associated with a trip, they can message their host for additional information.
  • Animal welfare: Multi-day trips with animals as a center point of the trip or an activity (ex. dog sledding, falconry, shark diving), must follow our Animal Welfare Guidelines created in consultation with World Animal Protection, an organization committed to improving the lives of animals. They apply to Experiences involving wild animals in the wild and in captivity, as well as domesticated/working animals under human care. We believe all animals should be respected for their intrinsic value and role in the global ecosystem, and if we are made aware that an Experience violates these guidelines, it will be removed from the platform.
  • Prohibited activities: Airbnb expressly prohibits activities for which no standard safety measures would be effective to conduct the activity safely. For example:  
    • BASE Jumping
    • Sky Swinging
    • Free Soloing
    • Highlining
    • Wing Suiting

If we are made aware that an Experience and/or host violates our platform policies, community standards, or terms of service, we take action including permanent removal from our community if warranted. We’re constantly reviewing and revising our platform policies and protections in order to make the Experiences offered on Airbnb safer and higher quality.

Multi-Day Trip Intensity Levels

Each multi-day trip is classified by an intensity level that is pre-selected by the trip host. The trip intensity level is intended to provide guests with an estimation of the expected intensity of a multi-day trip based on the activities taking place during the trip.

Every trip is different, so each guest must read through the description carefully to ensure it’s a good fit. If a guest has questions about the intensity level of a trip, they can message their host for additional details. More information on trip intensity levels here (intensity level definitions were created in partnership with the ATTA):    

  • Light: Guests should be comfortable sitting, standing, or walking for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include easy hikes, walking tours, cooking or art classes, game drives, etc. Any activities that are more strenuous are optional.
  • Moderate: Guests should feel comfortable participating in 3+ hours of physical activity. Examples of daily activities include longer hikes, biking, kayaking, horse or camel rides, snorkeling, etc.
  • Strenuous: Guests should feel comfortable participating in highly active activities that may last the entire day (6+ hours). Examples of activities include full-day hikes, full-day bike rides, full-day kayaking, or other more physically demanding activities. Trips may include higher altitudes, rougher terrain and water, and stronger currents and steep ascents/descents. It is strongly encouraged that guests have prior experience with the physical activities included in the trip.
  • Extreme: These trips are physically challenging and prior experience, as well as training for the activities included, is strongly recommended. Activities are highly challenging and may last the entire day (8+ hours). Examples of daily activities include full-day hiking or biking over uneven terrain, intense rock climbing, or other activities that are exceptionally challenging. Trips may include higher altitudes, rougher terrain and water, stronger currents, and steep ascents/descents.

Emergency Planning

We recommend that all guests and hosts engaging in an Experience prepare an emergency plan in case of a natural disaster or any other kind of emergency that could occur during an Experience.

Here are several useful safety plan templates provided by the American Red Cross and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC):

Making an Emergency Plan

Airbnb provided trip protections

All multi-day trips include 24/7 customer support. We also maintain $1 million of liability insurance under our Experience Protection Insurance program, in order to provide hosts and guests with peace of mind (certain exclusions apply). Additionally, in the event of a life-threatening injury, we also have partnered with an emergency medevac provider which may be activated to reach an injured party to support a medically necessary evacuation.

 

Partner Disclaimers

Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA)
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The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) name and logo are used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement or vetting of, express or implied, of any product, service, person, company, opinion or political position. The ATTA does not select or approve, and is not involved in the selection or approval of, Airbnb Experiences or hosts. For more information about the Adventure Travel Trade Association, please visit adventuretravel.biz.

American Red Cross and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC):
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The American Red Cross and International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent name and emblem are used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service, company, opinion or political position. The American Red Cross logo is a registered trademark owned by The American National Red Cross. For more information about the American Red Cross, please visit redcross.org.