Airbnb Supports Sustainable Travel


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An experienced entrepreneur and investor, Florian “Flo” Leibert founded and acts as chief executive officer of Mesosphere, Inc., in San Francisco, California. A longtime resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, Florian Leibert previously held roles as a software engineer with prominent tech companies such as Airbnb.

Since 2008, Airbnb has provided affordable lodgings to more than 150 million customers traveling to nearly 200 countries across the globe. Throughout its work, the company has complimented its dedication to customers with its focus on sustainability.

Airbnb set out to make traveling a more environmentally friendly practice after recognizing a number of international trends. As global travel, climate change, and city populations have increased over the years, the company set out to target and fulfill on green initiatives. Airbnb has done this, in part, by allowing its hosts and guests to participate in the “sharing economy,” a system that encourages individuals to use common resources.

The company’s home sharing policies enable its guests to travel more sustainably by avoiding hotel stays. In 2016 alone, Airbnb found that its North American clients helped reduce energy consumption by that of more than 300,000 houses and saved upwards of 41,000 tons of waste just by choosing shared accommodations instead of traditional hotel lodgings.

In addition, Airbnb boasts a network of hosts who implement green practices each time they accommodate guests. The company has even partnered with the likes of Vivint Smart Homes to provide eco-friendly thermostat technology to hosts in North America.

Three Great Things to See in San Sebastian

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La Concha Beach

A seasoned entrepreneur, Florian “Flo” Leibert co-founded a company when he was 16 years old. Since then, he has developed his software engineering skills working for major companies like Airbnb and Twitter and is now the CEO and founder of Mesosphere, Inc. Away from his professional duties, Florian Leibert has traveled extensively and points to San Sebastian as his favorite destination. A beautiful coastal city in the Basque region of Spain, San Sebastian hosts numerous tourist attractions, including the following:

1. La Concha Beach. A stunning beach that offers beautiful views of San Sebastian, La Concha features white sands and a wide coastline. A popular destination for swimmers, it typically offers calm waters.

2. Museo de San Telmo. Dedicated to the history of the Basque region, Museo de San Telmo is in a 16th-century convent located in San Sebastian’s “Old Town.” The museum is open every day of the week barring Mondays, and hosts numerous art, archaeology, history, and ethnology exhibits.

3. Miramar Royal Palace. A stunning palace that presents a contrast to many of the old buildings in San Sebastian due to its Tudor-style design, Miramar Royal Palace features large manicured gardens and a lovely view of the coast.