More than 70 Brisbane Airbnb hosts gathered to hear from some of the nation’s foremost safety experts ahead of the busy Christmas holiday period.

The event, held at Fortitude Valley’s Lightspace on Monday, 4 November, represented the first stop of Airbnb’s Safety Roadshow, which brings together key safety experts to help hosts further enhance the safety of their listings and ensure their guests enjoy the safest possible Airbnb stay. Airbnb has partnered with some of Australia’s most trusted organisations including Crime Stoppers Australia, Surf Life Saving Saving Australia, Kidsafe Australia and the Centre for Internet Safety to deliver the Safety Roadshow workshops, along with a new Community Safety Hub, an online site that contains safety tips and tricks from Airbnb’s safety partners.

Monday night’s Brisbane event kicked off the Roadshow and featured talks from Kidsafe, Crime Stoppers Australia, the Queensland Police Service and the Centre for Internet Safety. Airbnb’s Head of Public Policy for Australia and New Zealand, Derek Nolan, said the Safety Roadshow served as a great opportunity for hosts to ask questions and spend time with some of the nation’s top safety experts. “We are very much focused on continually finding new ways to make our platform even more safe for both hosts and guests,” he said.

“As part of this, we’ve partnered with some of Australia’s foremost safety experts to equip our hosts with the most up-to-date information to help them ensure they’re providing the safest possible experience for their guests.

“Covering a range of topics including pool and beach safety, our Safety Roadshow workshop is also designed to keep safety front of mind as we head into the busy summer period and Christmas holidays. The Airbnb host community is committed to the safety of all guests so they can spend their energy exploring all that Brisbane and the Sunshine State have to offer.”

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