Airbnb Selects Canary Islands for Live and Work Anywhere Initiative


Canary Islands, Spain–Online accommodation platform Airbnb has announced adding the Canary Islands to the list of 20 destinations it will promote under its new Live and Work Anywhere initiative. 

By partnering with the Canary Islands Tourism Board, the booking platform seeks to offer a seamless experience for remote workers exploring their options.

“It is no secret this will be a winter of great economic uncertainty in Europe, but in the Canary Islands, we want to turn the situation around,” said the Tourism Chief, Yaiza Castilla, adding that the region is an “economic refuge.”

According to Airbnb’s website, the program aims to “highlight outstanding global destinations for remote working.” 

The platform 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.

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The twenty destinations included in the Live and Work Anywhere initiative 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

Located off the western coast of Africa, the archipelago falls under the jurisdiction of the Spanish government and the European Union. 

Also known as the Canaries and the sunshine center of Europe, the region is famous for its beaches, marine life, and warm weather all year. 

The Spanish autonomous community is home to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites (the most famous of which is El Teide, Spain’s highest peak). Additionally, five of the region’s seven major islands have been declared Biosphere Reserves.


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


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