The government of Grenada and the international home-sharing company Airbnb last week signed a memorandum of understanding creating a partnership to “maximize” the exposure the tri-island nation of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique to prospective visitors.
Grenada Minister of Tourism Clarice Modeste-Curwen signed the pact at conference held during the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s annual Caribbean Week.
The deal is part of ongoing efforts by the Grenada Tourism Authority.
Currently, Airbnb has more than 400 active listings across Grenada and the establishment of the MOU will create new opportunities for Grenadians to “develop and support unique Pure Grenada experiences that will further strengthen the continued growth of the destination’s economy,” said statement from the government.
“Solidifying a strategic alliance with a global entity like Airbnb demonstrates our commitment to strengthening Grenada’s tourism sector by tapping into new segments of the industry and providing Grenadians with opportunities that stimulate our island’s economic growth,” said Modeste-Curwen.
“Grenada is known and loved for the warm and friendly hospitality of its people, world-class beaches, cuisine, culture and we recognize that in order for the destination to remain competitive we must grow and evolve with the ever-changing travel landscape.
“We are proud to partner with Grenada and help create genuine experiences for travelers and new economic opportunities for Grenadians while highlighting local culture and heritage,” said Shawn Sullivan, Airbnb’s public policy lead for Central America and the Caribbean.