Airbnb Experiences and the commoditization of tourism

I fear that with partnerships like AirBnb experiences we’re setting ourselves up to have our tourism product commoditized by foreign players who charge hefty commissions and leave providers struggling to survive.

We could be doing more to support our own channels and ensure tourist dollars stay in Bermuda but I fear we put too much priority on growth.

I suspect AirBnb Experiences will be great for a small operator who runs tours part time but for those trying to make a full time business out of it will be another pay to play channel expecting preferential treatment at a hefty premium.