Airbnb Picks Queensland in New Program For Remote Workers


Queensland, Australia–The Sunshine state of Australia, Queensland, has been selected as one of twenty destinations that Airbnb has partnered with under the new, Live and Work Anywhere initiative.

The official marketing organization of the state of Queensland, TEQ (Travel and Events Queensland), has been collaborating with Airbnb to create a seamless workation experience for tourists as a part of the initiative.

According to Airbnb’s website, the program aims to “highlight outstanding global destinations for remote working.” The accomodation-booking company has shortlisted destinations already established on the working travelers’ map and has partnered with governments, launching landing pages for each of them, which would act as a “one-stop shop” for remote workers wishing to travel there.

Landing pages for destinations would act as content hubs containing information and assistance in booking long-term stays, entry requirements for countries, tax policies, and more.

The twenty destinations shortlisted for the program include:

  • 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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Australia has become a favorite for digital nomads due to its natural scenic beauty, well-developed city infrastructure, and abundant dedicated co-working spaces.

Queensland is also reportedly partnered with online travel booking platform in a new global marketing campaign.

According to data from Tourism Research Australia, 194,000 tourists visited Queensland in the second quarter of 2022. While the numbers are still down compared to the pre-pandemic period, it is 542% more than during the same period last year.

The state of Queensland lies on Australia’s North-East coast and is home to five of the country’s eleven World Heritage sites. They include the Scenic Rim National Parks, Fraser Island, Riversleigh Fossil Fields, the Wet Tropics (including Daintree National Park), and one of the Wonders of the World—the Great Barrier Reef.


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


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