Oscar-nominated actress Yalitza Aparicio (Roma) has teamed up with Airbnb to help reactivate tourism in Mexico, and she wants your help.
In its partnership with Pueblos Mágicos, Airbnb is inviting people living in 132 different Mexican towns (“Magical Towns”) to become a “Magic Host” and help visitors celebrate the Mexican culture and history only their pueblitos can offer.
As a “Magic Host” looking for others to participate in the initiative, Aparicio, 27, who was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, is giving other potential Airbnb hosts tips about what they can do to make their town attractive to travelers. Some of these tips include:
On May 3 at 11 a.m. Mexico time (CT), Aparicio, who also works as an UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Indigenous Peoples, will be holding a webinar, “Tips to be a Magic Host,” to inspire people to open their homes in Mexico for future vacationers.
If you live in Oaxaca and want to be an Airbnb host, just remember to have cups of Oaxacan hot chocolate on hand and you should be ready to make a great first impression.