Exploring a new city can be super intimidating, especially if you’re a woman on a solo travel wave. Luckily, Airbnb offers experiences with experts in their craft to guide you through your city travels in a unique way.
In the spirit of women running the world, we wanted to highlight these WOC womenpreneurs who are using the power of Airbnb to supplement their income. So far, women have made nearly $20B in supplemental income on Airbnb through hosting and experiences. The experience platform also gives space for activists to raise money for their favorite causes.
If your next trip is in one of these cities, make sure you book a dynamic tour with these ladies and support women entrepreneurs!
Laverne Cox, Social Impact Experience
Actress and activist Laverne Cox is inviting guests to join her for a meditation, shopping and photo shoot for a new AirBnB experience that highlights acceptance and belonging. Proceeds from the experience, which will be priced at $250 for four guests, will go towards the Trans Wellness Center In LA, a non-profit org that Laverne supports. The experience begins with a meditation session, followed by an exploration of LA’s famed thrift shops to pick up clothes for guests and to help stock the Trans Wellness Center’s closet and will culminate with a fab photoshoot with Laverne herself.
This experience will go live for booking on Thursday June 14th
Holly is an LA based designer who brings her guests to a Hollywood studio to design a custom fitted maxi skirt. The sewing experience is topped off with fresh fruit and organic tea. And everyone walks away with their own new closet staple.
Shopaholics rejoice! Chrissy is a trained thrifter by trade. Having thrifted since she was a toddler with her mom, Chrissy takes her guests through eclectic neighborhoods in Philly to score a fashion gem from one of the many thrift shops.
Vy, the founder of the Mama Foundation For the Arts and co-writer of ‘Mama, I Want To Sing!’ takes her guests on an uplifting musical experience through Harlem. Vy invites tourists to a historic brownstone in Harlem to sip wine and talk about the history of gospel in the city. After the talk, guests will witness a rehearsal from the award-winning choir for a mini concert.
Host Imani is a photographer and CEO of Find Your ID. This entrepreneur has shot for Victoria’s Secret, Essence Magazine and The Source Magazine, to name a few.
With Imani, you will meet her in Harlem for a vintage fashion shoot with all the hipster gear from the 70s, 80s, and 90s you could want. She will also teach you how to pose during a photo shoot party.
If you’re a writer or love the art of poetry, this experience is for you. Kendolyn takes guests to poet Langston Hughes Harlem home to write poetry in the renaissance artist’s abode. Guests will learn about Hughes’ legacy while sipping on complimentary wine.
Jena takes her guests on a scenic tour around Oakland to bring the postcard experience to life. Guests will check out the best local food spots, bookshops and hangouts using postcards as a tour guide. After you arrive at the location, you will send a postcard exactly from its location.Full circle tourism!