COME & JOIN SCOOBY DOO’S MYSTERY MACHINE BOOKABLE WITH AIRBNB

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the live-action “Scooby-Doo” film, Matthew Lillard is Hosting THREE groovy stays in a recreation of the Mystery Machine in partnership with Airbnb and Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

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During this summer, guests can live out their van-life dreams along the Southern California coastline while staying overnight in ShaggyTM and ScoobyTM’s vehicle.

Isn’t that cool?

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During their stay, guests can channel their inner Shaggy (but this time, he’s retired!) with ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT snacks, plenty of games fit for the mystery-solving duo and a retro TV to re-watch the film.

“I’ve been channeling Shaggy since the live-action adaptation in 2002, and he’s been a part of me ever since,. I can’t wait to welcome guests into the world of the Mystery Inc. gang as their Airbnb Host and give them a summer vacation they’ll never forget…monsters not included! said Lillard.

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Never before available to the public for overnight stays, the iconic Mystery Machine has come out of retirement (along with the spirit of Shaggy) to bring guests right back to 2002. Shaggy and Scooby embraced life on the road before it was cool, and the Mystery Machine is fully set up for TWO fans to experience all the spooky thrills for a night.

So, for those looking to discover more unique stays, Airbnb recently introduced a new way to search designed around Airbnb Categories. With 12,500 campers available around the globe, there are plenty of Scooby-approved stays for a summer adventure.

About the stay
Guests will be able to book three individual one-night stays* on June 24, June 25 and June 26 for only USD20** (RM88) a night – in celebration of the live-action film’s 20th anniversary. During their stays, guests will get to live like Shaggy and Scooby in the Mystery Machine, including:

  • A virtual greeting from Lillard upon arrival – he may even share some of his favourite memories with the meddling kids
  • Plenty of throwbacks to 2002, including listening to the latest Sugar Ray album on a portable CD player, basking in the glow of a lava lamp and donning Shaggy’s signature puka shell necklace
  • All-you-can-eat snacks and a selection to choose from for dinner, featuring all of Shaggy & Scooby’s favourite foods (like hot dogs and eggplant burgers)
  • Mystery games galore so guests can put their own whodunit-solving skills to the test
  • A late-night re-watch of Scooby-Doo, complete with popcorn, movie candy and all the Scooby Snacks guests’ hearts desire
  • An outdoor setup with enough lounge seating and hammock space for the whole gang to vibe out, free from any monsters that might be lurking about

How to book
Mystery Inc. fans can request to book this stay beginning Thursday, June 16 at 1 p.m. ET / June 17 at 1 a.m. MYT at airbnb.com/mysterymachine. Guests are responsible for their own travel to and from Southern California.

In recognition of their commitment to offer safety, well-being and permanency to children who are in foster care, Airbnb will make a one-time donation to Five Acres, a 134-year-old child and family service agency dedicated to ensuring every child has a forever, loving family solution through advocacy, prevention and community-based mental/behavioral health services in Southern California.

Those hoping to stay in the Mystery Machine should note that this stay’s rules require following applicable local, state and federal rules and guidelines for COVID-19, as well as Airbnb’s COVID-19 Safety Practices, which may include wearing a mask and practicing social distancing when required by local laws or guidelines. On-site staff will also comply with local rules and guidelines, and will abide by our five-step enhanced cleaning process.

*These three, one-night stays for up to two guests each are not a contest
**Plus taxes and fees

Airbnb is closely monitoring Southern California COVID-19 infection rates and government policies and will offer booking guests a refund of the booking fee (USD20) and USD1,000 Airbnb travel credit if Airbnb determines it is necessary to cancel the stay.

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AIRBNB Adventures Spotlight: Around the World in 80 Days

To celebrate the launch of Airbnb Adventures, Airbnb is offering a once-in-a-lifetime chance to channel Phileas Fogg and travel Around the World in 80 Days.

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To mark the launch of Airbnb Adventures, a limited number of guests will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go Around the World in 80 days.

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Inspired by the Jules Verne classic written almost 150 years ago, this Adventure will take guests across:

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  • six continents
  • 18 countries
  • two oceans
  • five seas
  • eight modes of transportation including, of course, a hot air balloon.

 

Mirroring the protagonist Phileas Fogg’s original departure in 1873, guests will embark on their epic journey from London. Departing on September 1, 2019, this incredible Adventure looks to satisfy every inch of wanderlust: from glaciers to volcanoes, mountains to desert, houseboats to yurts, mountains to whitewaters, like all Airbnb Adventures, this has crafted to introduce guests to natural wonders, cultures and communities that are hard to reach on their own.

Guests will travel across the world across eight modes of transportation including planes, trains, boats and a hot air balloon. Along the way, guests will meet all kinds of communities and characters that bring each destination to life. Among them are the mystical Elephant Singers in Nairobi, Dracula experts in Transylvania and a community of bamboo craftsmen in China.

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Across 18 countries, this trip is filled with bucket-list worthy exploration including sailing the Nile, hunting for Northern Lights, visiting Petra in Jordan, the Galapagos and the stunning mountains of Flinders Ranges in Australia, among many others. Other highlights include exploring medicine and myth in Bhutan, going on a Samurai pilgrimage near Osaka, Japan and by contrast, seeing the city lights of New York and Hong Kong.

“Growing up with the story of Phileas Fogg racing around the world in 80 days I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate the launch of Airbnb Adventures than to bring this to life for our community to enjoy. Across so many different countries, landscapes and cultures, it really sets the tone for the huge breadth of Adventures now available to book on Airbnb thanks to the incredible imagination of our community.” – Joe “Joebot” Zadeh, VP Experiences, Airbnb.

Airbnb Adventures is a new collection of epic, multi-day experiences hosted by local experts that take intimate groups to epic, off-the-beaten-path locations and immerses them in unique cultures and communities. You can now enjoy a six day Galapagos Slow Food Safari, experience the wonders of Oman or camp on a cliff in Colorado – all you have to do is show up.

These 200+ Adventures are either entirely exclusive to Airbnb, or provided by small, local operators that are not typically found on any other major booking platform.

Around The World in 80 Days will be bookable as an Airbnb Adventure from Thursday, June 20 at $5,000 per person for 80 days.

Like all Airbnb Adventures, the host provides all lodging, meals and activities, departing from London on September 1 2019. Transfers between each destination and visas included.

Appendix of Countries visited:

  • UK
  • Romania (Transylvania)
  • Uzbekistan (Silk Road)
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Nepal
  • Bhutan
  • Thailand
  • China
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Japan
  • USA
  • Ecuador
  • Chile
  • Iceland

About Airbnb
Founded in 2008, Airbnb’s mission is to create a world where people can belong through healthy travel that is local, authentic, diverse, inclusive and sustainable. Airbnb uniquely leverages technology to economically empower millions of people around the world to unlock and monetize their spaces, passions and talents to become hospitality entrepreneurs. Airbnb’s accommodation marketplace provides access to 5+ million unique places to stay in more than 81,000 cities and 191 countries.

With Experiences, Airbnb offers unprecedented access to local communities and interests through 15,000 unique, handcrafted activities run by hosts across 1,000+ markets around the world. Airbnb’s people-to-people platform benefits all its stakeholders, including hosts, guests, employees and the communities in which it operates.

 

Jom “Live and Lepak” with Airbnb Experiences

Airbnb is a common for travellers. But have you heard about Airbnb Experiences?

Beside staying in the Airbnb, customer can experience all the local activities from designing and creating your own batik prints, to testing your courage as you abseil down a waterfall in Janda Baik, Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, is encouraging local Malaysians to “Live and Lepak” with over 120 Airbnb Experiences.

Fortunately, we are among the lucky ones to try first hand of this Airbnb Experiences. It happens at Nouri Glass Villa in Hulu Langat, Selangor.

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Do you know?

Malaysia is a popular global destination with a growth of 99% year-over-year in guest arrivals, making it the fastest growing market in Southeast Asia. Domestic travel is on the rise as well, attesting that there is much to be discovered whether you are an international traveller or a local. With the rising trend of a new experience-based travel economy, we find locals wanting to further engage in their local communities, especially over long weekends and school holidays.

Live, vs. visit, where what you do becomes the Destination in Itself

A new trend is arising. Even when travelling within Malaysia, locals are looking for a new way to rediscover their own backyard. From adventurous solo travellers, to mums thinking of ways to engage the family, Airbnb Experiences make travel magical again. Experiences immerse travellers in local communities around the world by offering curated, one-of-a-kind activities that are handcrafted and led by local experts.

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Lepak, where you can now get rewarded for relaxing

“Don’t lepak! Go study!” is a phrase we are all familiar with, where parents are constantly advocating for us to make “better” use of our time.

Now, Airbnb Experiences creates new economic opportunities by allowing people to unlock their hobbies and make money from them.

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Fuad, Airbnb Experience Host of Magical Kampung Baru, says

“I get to help travellers explore authentically and immerse themselves into a local area and culture. A place has lots of stories to be told, and you will only find out when you know a local. For example, I enjoy sharing how the street names of Kampung Baru is actually named after locals who contributed to the wellbeing of the kampung folks.”

He charges RM96 for each session.

Beyond human connection, this new way of travel is powered by people. Airbnb’s “Live and Lepak” campaign aims to encourage locals to relax and find meaning in their passions, while enlivening the already-vibrant Malaysian creative community.

“We are excited to support a new wave of entrepreneurs in the local community and as the travel industry continues to grow, Airbnb promotes tourism that is local, authentic, diverse, inclusive, and sustainable. Malaysians are creative and passionate entrepreneurs, and Airbnb Experiences are a great way to unleash economic opportunity for people to monetise their passions and talents. Our greatest assets are time and potential and Experiences is a way to unlock that.” – says Parin Mehta, Director of Airbnb Experiences, Asia Pacific

Here are some Airbnb Experiences aimed to inspire locals as they decide what to do over the weekend, or consider being an Airbnb Experience Host themselves. Airbnb Experiences are also categorised based on passion points.

  • Food & Drinks
  • For Foodies By Foodie
  • Sundowner Walk: Speakeasy + Chinatown
  • Learn to Make Healthy Malaysian Dishes
  • Arts & Design-Globally, 28% of over 15,000 Experiences now offered on Airbnb are rooted in the arts. Arts & Design are a way for to get under the skin of a local culture and meet passionate individuals, proud of their heritage and finding innovative ways to keep local traditions alive
  • Discover the Beauty of Malaysia Batik
  • Introduction to Gemmology
  • Making Tea Ceremony in a Hidden Vintage House
  • Nature & Outdoors-You don’t need to be an athlete to do this. There are various Experiences available dependent on the amount of time you have over the weekend, or the level of fitness, but they have one thing in common that they can promise you, VIEWS VIEWS VIEWS!
  • Waterfall Hiking Day Trip + Batu Caves
  • Waterfall Abseiling in Janda Baik
  • Magical Kampung Bahru Tour
  • Social Impact-Locals are also using the platform as a way to give back to the community by hosting Social Impact Experiences. Airbnb Social Impact Experiences provide a local host with the chance to share more about a cause they are passionate about. Airbnb waives all fees, and 100% of the funds collected from guests goes to the charitable organisation chosen by the local host
  • Traditional Malay Dance Workshop
  • Discover the Deaf Community of Malaysia
  • Discover art galleries in Kuala Lumpur

About Airbnb

Founded in 2008, Airbnb’s mission is to create a world where people can belong through healthy travel that is local, authentic, diverse, inclusive and sustainable. Airbnb uniquely leverages technology to economically empower millions of people around the world to unlock and monetize their spaces, passions and talents to become hospitality entrepreneurs. Airbnb’s accommodation marketplace provides access to 5+ million unique places to stay in more than 81,000 cities and 191 countries.

With Experiences, Airbnb offers unprecedented access to local communities and interests through 15,000 unique, handcrafted activities run by hosts across 1,000+ markets around the world. Airbnb’s people-to-people platform benefits all its stakeholders, including hosts, guests, employees and the communities in which it operates.