Bermuda has become the latest Caribbean destination to partner with Airbnb in a strategy to grow visitor spending and the number of leisure and group visitors.

Airbnb will share aggregated data with the Bermuda Tourism Authority to study the ways that home-sharing is driving economic opportunity across the island and supporting the tourism industry.

BTA and Airbnb will engage in dialogue about regulation, too.

"Bermudians have been welcoming travelers into our homes for many decades. Partnering with an innovative brand like Airbnb enables us to build on our legacy of legendary hospitality, reach a new generation of travelers and expand opportunities for Bermudian homeowners to participate in the tourism economy," said Kevin Dallas, Bermuda Tourism Authority's CEO.

Airbnb has 257 listings in Bermuda, and a typical host earned $14,900 in 2016.

"This agreement with Bermuda is a great example of how Airbnb can work with governments to support home-sharing and local tourism while ensuring it is possible to regulate short-term rentals," said Shawn Sullivan, Airbnb's representative for the Caribbean and Central America.

The agreement follows similar pacts signed recently between Airbnb and Aruba, Curacao, Jamaica and the Caribbean Tourism Organization.


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