Airbnb Partners With Indonesia in ‘Live and Work Anywhere’ Initiative


Key Takeaways

  • Indonesia is among the 20 global destinations selected for Airbnb’s ‘Live and Work Anywhere’ Initiative.
  • The program provides comprehensive information about global destinations ideal for remote working.
  • With its appeal to digital nomads, especially in Bali, Indonesia benefits from this partnership in reviving its tourism sector.

Airbnb’s ‘Live and Work Anywhere’ Initiative

Bali, Indonesia – Airbnb’s online booking giant has recently showcased its intent to capitalize on the growing remote work trend.

The company has enlisted Indonesia among its top 20 destinations for the ‘Live and Work Anywhere’ initiative.

According to Airbnb’s official website, this initiative highlights outstanding global destinations for remote working.

It is not just a mere listing; the program promises a comprehensive guide for potential remote workers.

Each chosen destination will have a landing page detailing long-term stay options, entry prerequisites, taxation policies, and other relevant information.

A Boost for Indonesia’s Tourism

Sandiaga Uno, the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia, expressed optimism about this partnership.

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He remarked, “As we move towards a new normal in travel, our collaboration with Airbnb is set to give a new dimension to Indonesia’s tourism. It emphasizes longer, quality stays.

“Indonesia, especially locations like Bali, is well-equipped to cater to the global community, including digital nomads, providing a blend of modern amenities and a rich, nature-connected lifestyle.”

Digital Nomadism: The Growing Trend

The program’s objective is to cater to the burgeoning community of digital nomads.

To achieve this, Airbnb strategically partners with nations already popular among these nomads, particularly those offering designated visas and infrastructure for working travelers.

List of Selected Destinations

For those curious about the other destinations that cut, here they are:

  • Baja California Sur, Mexico
  • Thailand
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Brindisi, Puglia, Italy
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Caribbean
  • Canary Islands, Spain
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Colombia
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Malta
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Palm Springs, California, USA
  • Queensland, Australia
  • Rural France
  • Salzkammergut, Austria
  • Tampa Bay, Florida, USA
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
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Behind the Initiative

The ‘Live and Work Anywhere’ initiative is more than a program.

It reflects Airbnb’s internal transformation towards a hybrid work model, enabling employees to work part-time remotely based on their productivity peaks.

Reflecting on the inception of this initiative, the company mentioned, “This initiative builds off work we began during the pandemic, partnering with governments and DMOs to specifically support efforts to bring remote workers to their communities.”

What We Think

This initiative by Airbnb is commendable in recognizing and adapting to the paradigm shift towards remote work.

The inclusion of Indonesia, and especially Bali, underscores the region’s potential as a perfect blend of work and leisure.

With the right infrastructure and amenities, such partnerships can play a pivotal role in rejuvenating the tourism sectors of chosen destinations. This could be a win-win for both Airbnb and the countries involved.


Aqil K
Aqil K
Aqil writes about travel, tourism, and covers the many aspects of the digital nomad lifestyle.


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