Airbnb will help Mexico attract digital nomads

The mayor of Mexico has signed an agreement with Airbnb to help encourage more digital nomads – people working remotely online – to work in the capital using a new informational website.

Airbnb announced on Wednesday that it has created a website to “present unique cultural and creative destinations and experiences” in the Mexican capital. The so-called “Remote Work Center” shows examples of extended stay rentals, entry requirements and visa policies. It also highlights local-led and sold experiences remote workers could participate in to better understand the city.

The promotional effort of Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum and Airbnb is also supported by UNESCOUnited Nations cultural agency.

“Mexican entrepreneurs will participate in a UNESCO-led training to develop authentic cultural experiences that represent the unique, cultural and creative traditions of Mexico City in many diverse neighborhoods,” according to a Airbnb Statement.

Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum told a press conference that the impact on local tenants is expected to be minimal, Reuters reported.

“Most digital nomads choose to stay in expensive neighborhoods, where rent is already higher than in other parts of the capital, like Condesa, Roma and Polanco,” Sheinbaum said, according to Reuters.

For more information on this subject, see Skift Future of Work Briefing.

Amanda J. Marsh