The mayor of Mexico City has signed a deal with Airbnb to help encourage more digital nomads (those who work remotely and online) to work in the capital with the help of a new informational website. .
Airbnb announced Wednesday that it has created a site “showcasing unique cultural and creative destinations and experiences” in the Mexican capital. So-called “remote working hubs” show examples of long-stay rentals, immigration requirements, and visa policies. We also focus on experience.
Mayor Claudia Scheinbaum and Airbnb’s promotional efforts are also supported by UNESCO, the cultural agency of the United Nations.
According to Airbnb’s statement, “Mexican entrepreneurs will participate in UNESCO-led training to develop authentic cultural experiences that represent Mexico City’s unique, cultural and creative traditions in many diverse neighborhoods.” .
Mayor Claudia Scheinbaum said at a press conference that the impact on local renters should be minimized, Reuters reported.
“Most digital nomads choose to stay in expensive areas such as Condesa, Roma and Polanco, where rents are already higher than in other areas of the capital,” Scheinbaum said, according to Reuters.
For more on this topic, see Skift’s Future of Work Briefing.