San Salvador leads cooperation efforts with Airbnb in Central America

Tuesday, Airbnb signed its first cooperation agreement in Central America with Mayor Nayib Bukele of San Salvador, El Salvador. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) focuses on destination promotion and establishing a stakeholder working group to create a framework to help spread the economic benefits of travel to communities beyond tourist hotspots.

“Salvadorans love hosting tourists, and this partnership with Airbnb will help bring in new travelers and give them access to all that El Salvador has to offer,” said

Mayor Nayib Bukele.

Earlier this month, the team signed a similar agreement in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This meeting was followed by an initial visit to San Salvador to meet with Mayor Bukele to discuss Airbnb’s interest in growing tourism to San Salvador and highlighting all that the city has to offer visitors.

“We are excited about the prospect of growing Airbnb’s presence in San Salvador and driving further travel opportunities to the city,” said Shawn Sullivan, Airbnb’s Public Policy Manager for Central America and the Caribbean.

Airbnb has signed fourteen agreements in the region, establishing partnerships with governments regarding destination promotion, data sharing, and/or tax collection, and help to promote tourism and economic growth.