Dominica joins AIRBNB’S “Live and Work Anywhere” campaign to welcome digital nomads

Dominica has joined the Airbnb “Live and Work Anywhere” campaign to promote the destination to the growing number of digital nomads worldwide.

As flexibility becomes a permanent part of so many company cultures, Airbnb wants to make it easier for workers to take advantage of their newly enshrined flexibility. With more than 6 million listings worldwide, the platform launched last
Thursday its “Live and Work Anywhere” program, an ongoing initiative to continue working with governments and DMOs to create a one-stop-shop for remote workers, and encourage them to try new locations to work, while helping to revive tourism and provide economic support to communities after years of travel restrictions.

For the Caribbean region, Airbnb found that1
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● The share of nights booked for long-term stays in Q1 2022 almost doubled compared to the same period in 2019.

● In Q1 2019, almost 6% of all bookings were for long-term stays, while in Q1 2022 this percentage reached almost 10%.

● The number of nights booked for long-term stays tripled in Q1’22 compared to Q1’19.

Continuing the effort to partner with governments and tourism agencies to promote responsible travel and local economic growth, Airbnb in partnership with the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) will promote CTO member countries with digital nomad programs across Airbnb’s vast global community.

This Campaign will promote Dominica through a landing page that provides details about the digital nomad program, and also highlights the best Airbnb options to stay in and work from in Dominica.

“The Discover Dominica Authority and by extension the Work In Nature program is happy to partner with the Caribbean Tourism Organization and Airbnb on this campaign. Research is showing a growing trend from the last 2 years of managing the pandemic; persons want flexibility and are particularly interested in workcations. We are delighted to provide this through our Work In Nature program here in Dominica.”- Destination Marketing Manager, Ms. Kimberly King

For more information, visit HOME – Work in Nature (windominica.gov.dm)

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8 Comments

  1. Ibo France
    May 15, 2022

    This idea is a reasonably sensible one. In fact, we have to think outside the box in order to create new opportunities for potential employment and economic growth.

    However, does Dominica have the adequate and appropriate infrastructure? Is the ease of doing business reasonable? What percent of the ballooning number of unemployed natives will benefit from this initiative?

    Let’s be factual. This present government is not well known for its competence, efficacy, efficiency, but mostly for its maltitudinous unfulfilled, empty promises.

  2. A former digital nomad
    May 13, 2022

    It seems the government doesn’t understand what digital nomads want with it’s Work in Nature program. I won’t be surprised if there remains few takers. They need to reduce the barriers to getting the visa (income requirements, insurance requirements), because nomads have many many easier, popular choices to choose from. Instead, Dominica should be offering special deals to entice nomads to come in. Setting up co-working places, especially near beaches would also entice..

  3. Real Talk
    May 13, 2022

    Here we go again why do the Naysayers pick everything positive that is trending to criticize.. The catch phrase “New Normal” was laughed at now it is a worldwide phrase. We have to grow up and be positive not always cry down a positive initiative but then a one track mind is difficult to change. I am going for AIRBNB’s.

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  4. Roger Burnett
    May 12, 2022

    In addition to encouraging visiting digital nomads, should we not be doing more to enable Dominicans to work from the home environment.

    Working from home would considerably reduce vehicle mileage and solve many of our social problems. It should be a high priority on the post pandemic “new normal”.

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    ADMIN: Thank you the link has been updated.

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  5. Righteous
    May 12, 2022

    Yes!!! Go Dominica. Let’s start making some moves.

    #OneLoveDominicans #OLD767

  6. Digital mind
    May 12, 2022

    There are a lot of hurdles to get over if one has to live in Dominica and work online for a foreign company, The online job market needs to be opened to Caribbean locals as well. Removal of geo restrictions and availability of online work opportunities for all dominican nationals is long over due.

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    • Lynnwood
      May 18, 2022

      You’ll have to address that to greedy American and European businesses/men etc who only see maximizing profits and sources of cheap labor as the solution. A business model that has failed and known for creating poverty just like socialism and communism.

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