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How Airbnb is Bringing You Extraordinary Experiences This Summer With Icons!

Have you heard about the new Aribnb summer release for 2024?

One of the first questions that need to be answered before going on a trip is whether you should book your stay at a hotel or an Airbnb. Although some people prefer the luxuries of a hotel, others prefer the home away from home feelings at Airbnb. However, as Airbnb upgrades its offerings, more people are likely to book their stays at Airbnb rather than hotels. The new release by Airbnb is just in time for summer 2024. In addition to getting more amenities for the price you pay, the new features at Airbnb might just be what you need to explore on your next trip!

What is The ‘Icons’ Program on Airbnb?

Airbnb recently launched its brand new feature ‘Icons’. This might just be the add-on that will take your vacation to the next level! So, what is the Icons program? The Icons program which launched with 11 experiences offers extraordinary experiences hosted by the greatest names in music, film, television, art, sports and more.

Icons let you step into worlds you’ve only ever dreamed of. Drift off in the Up house. Spend the night in the Ferrari Museum. Hang out with Kevin Hart. Today, we’re unveiling the first 11 Icons on Airbnb, with new experiences dropping around the world throughout the year. If you’re interested in the Icon’s program, here are some of the experiences that you can book on Airbnb now:

Drift off in the Up house 

Sleep inside one of Disney and Pixar’s most iconic homes—and yes, it floats. In addition to exploring Carl’s world in this detailed re-creation of his home, this stay is complete with more than 8,000 balloons and located in the scenic red rocks of Abiquiu, New Mexico.

Spend the night in the Ferrari Museum 

Immerse yourself in the world of racing with a stay at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, Italy. You’ll sleep on a bed crafted from the same leather as Ferrari seats, take a lap with Scuderia Ferrari ambassador driver Marc Gené, and head to Emilia-Romagna’s premier race as a VIP. 

Step into X-Men ’97 

Live like the X-Men as you stay in a 2D animated re-creation of Marvel Animation’s X-Mansion in Westchester, New York. You’ll discover your mutant abilities and even train in the Danger Room. 

Go VIP with Kevin Hart 

Kevin Hart is taking you inside his members-only Coramino Live Lounge for an A-list evening. You’ll join Kevin and his friends in this secret speakeasy, where they’ll treat you to a tequila tasting and live stand-up by the best comedians in the game.

Wake up in the Musée d’Orsay 

Stay in the Paris art museum’s iconic clock room, which has been transformed into a luxurious bedroom by Mathieu Lehanneur, designer of the Paris 2024 Games torch and cauldron. From the terrace, you’ll witness the historic Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games along the River Seine.

Join a living room session with Doja Cat 

Fresh off a tour performing on the world’s biggest stages, Doja is hosting you for a much more intimate experience. You’ll enjoy an unforgettable living room performance from the Grammy-winning artist, including her favourite songs and tracks from her latest album.

Stay in Prince’s Purple Rain house 

Prince purchased the Minneapolis, Minnesota home featured in the legendary film Purple Rain, but it’s never been available to the public until now. Explore the home for rare and special tracks from Prince’s world in an exclusive studio session.

Game with Khaby at This Airbnb Experience

TikTok sensation Khaby invites you to his hometown of Milan, Italy for an epic, overnight gaming experience. You’ll stay in a one-of-a-kind gaming loft that Khaby designed himself. In addition to getting to #learnfromkhaby you can also face off with him in a Fortnite Battle Royale. 

Go on tour with Feid 

Join the reggaeton superstar on his FERXXOCALIPSIS World Tour for an entire week. You’ll join the crew for rehearsals, ride along on the tour bus, and get backstage access for every show.

Live like Bollywood star Janhvi Kapoor 

Janhvi Kapoor is inviting you into the legendary, never-before-seen Kapoor family home in Chennai, India. From learning her Bollywood beauty secrets to tasting her favourite southern Indian dishes, Janhvi will host you personally on this ultimate overnight stay.

Make core memories with Inside Out 2 with Airbnb

In anticipation of the June 14 release of Disney and Pixar’s new movie Inside Out 2, you’re invited to an overnight stay at Headquarters, the control centre of Riley’s emotions. Your host, Joy, will welcome you into her vibrant world to witness the emotions in action and help keep things in balance.

Icons take you inside worlds that only existed in your imagination – until now. As life becomes increasingly digital, we’re focused on bringing more magic into the real world. With Icons, we’ve created the most extraordinary experiences on Earth, says Brian Chesky – Airbnb co-founder and CEO.

Icons are featured in their own category right on the homepage. Most Icons are free, and all are priced under $100 USD per guest. A countdown displays the time until each Icon goes live, and guests can request to book through the app. The lucky guests who are selected will receive a digital golden ticket, and more than 4,000 tickets will be available in 2024

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Exploring the Rise of Wellness Tourism in The Maldives: Top Spa Trends and Luxury Retreats

As of late, the Maldives is fast becoming a global hotspot for wellness tourism.

This island paradise offers an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, attracting travellers seeking rejuvenation and tranquillity. In recent years, the Maldives has seen a surge in luxury wellness retreats and innovative spa trends, drawing visitors from around the world. Whether it’s through holistic therapies, yoga retreats, or bespoke spa treatments, the Maldives provides a unique blend of natural beauty and therapeutic experiences that cater to the growing demand for wellness travel.

Growth in Wellness Tourism in the Maldives

Wellness tourism has been garnering momentum, not just in the Maldives but worldwide as well. As travellers have started increasingly seeking destinations that offer relaxation, health, and wellness experiences, destinations like the Maldives have become a number one choice. In addition to its serene environment, the luxurious offerings in the Maldives have led to the destination attracting a large number of wellness travellers.

With this, Maldives resorts have come to embrace wellness, not just as a concept but also as a lifestyle in some resorts. In Maldives resorts such as Oaga Art Resort, guests can explore wellness infused with tradition as well. These resorts offer next-level spa experiences, with some resort spas being located on their own little island.

What Spa Treatments Can You Get in the Maldives?

Many of the Maldives resort spas incorporate traditional healing practices into their treatments. Guests can explore techniques such as traditional herbal baths as well as modern spa therapies, depending on their preferences. With the growing wellness trends in the Maldives, resorts often bring well-known healing experts to provide curated experiences to guests as well.

In addition to being able to explore modern and traditional wellness experiences, Maldives takes it to the next level due to the breathtaking views. Just imagine getting a spa treatment with the sound of the waves crashing on the shore, and feeling the gentle breeze of the island!

Spas in the Maldives are also known to use the most top-notch ingredients, which are often locally sourced. Natural ingredients such as coconut oil, seaweed, and sand play a big role in more traditional spa experiences. Through these initiatives, Maldives resorts are not only able to support local communities but also able to provide therapeutic benefits to guests.

Wellness Resorts You Must Explore in the Maldives

It is no secret that the Maldives is home to some of the world’s most luxurious resorts. However, if you’re seeking the perfect wellness getaway, we would recommend:

These resorts offer comprehensive programs that include spa treatments, yoga as well as fitness activities. Additionally, travellers can also book curated wellness getaways with special offers and get exclusive treatments! Programs offered at wellness resorts can range from detox retreats to stress relief and mindfulness. You can also go the extra mile and get private consultations, and customised wellness plans.

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