Go To Travel with Airbnb

Guide for hosts to participate

Announcing Airbnb's participation in the Go To Travel Campaign

We are excited to announce that Airbnb will be participating in the Go To Travel Campaign in Japan. The Campaign is a nationwide program designed by the Japanese government to stimulate domestic tourism and boost the local economies. The Campaign is scheduled to officially launch on Airbnb in mid-October, but applications open on August 24. We have put together some helpful resources for you to learn more and apply to participate in the Campaign.

For Airbnb Hosts

Thank you for your interest in participating in this program. For your Airbnb listing to qualify, please follow the steps below:

You can refer to this file for a step-by-step guide (in Japanese only):

How-to guide to participate in Go To Travel Campaign with Airbnb

If you have a listing in Tokyo, you should also proceed to register for termination of the Go To Travel exclusion.

※Airbnb Customer Support is not able to support you in completing the registration step described above. For any questions on the registration process, please contact the Go To Travel Administrative Office at 0570-017-345 (navi dial), or 03-6747-3986.

About the Go To Travel Campaign

The Go To Travel Campaign is a government-funded program in which domestic travel will be subsidized up to half of the total trip cost. 70% of the subsidy will be a discount at the time of booking, and 30% of the subsidy will be issued as vouchers that can be used during travel (the voucher portion of the program is scheduled to begin in September).

During the campaign period, guests who book a listing on Airbnb will receive a travel discount equivalent to 35% of the cost of the trip (capped at 14,000 yen per person per night). In addition to this discount, guests will receive a coupon worth 15% of the trip cost (up to a maximum of ¥6,000 per person, per night) to be spent during their trip.

About the Go To Travel Campaign

The Go To Travel Campaign is a government-funded program in which domestic travel will be subsidized up to half of the total trip cost. 70% of the subsidy will be a discount at the time of booking, and 30% of the subsidy will be issued as vouchers that can be used during travel (the voucher portion of the program is scheduled to begin in September).

During the campaign period, guests who book a listing on Airbnb will receive a travel discount equivalent to 35% of the cost of the trip (capped at 14,000 yen per person per night). In addition to this discount, guests will receive a coupon worth 15% of the trip cost (up to a maximum of ¥6,000 per person, per night) to be spent during their trip.

Discounts will be applied starting on the launch date in mid-October for any reservations with checkout on or before February 1, 2021. (Please note this Campaign period is subject to change as announced by the Campaign Office).

To learn more about the Go To Travel Campaign, please check the Campaign Administrative Office's website for businesses.

Please note Airbnb Customer Support is not able to provide the most up-to-date and accurate information about the Go To Travel Campaign. Please refer to the website above directly for these details.

※Tokyo Prefecture is currently excluded from the Go To Travel Campaign. Please check back to the Campaign website for any updates.

Discounts will be applied starting on the launch date in mid-October for any reservations with checkout on or before February 1, 2021. (Please note this Campaign period is subject to change as announced by the Campaign Office).

To learn more about the Go To Travel Campaign, please check the Campaign Administrative Office's website for businesses.

Please note Airbnb Customer Support is not able to provide the most up-to-date and accurate information about the Go To Travel Campaign. Please refer to the website above directly for these details.

※Tokyo Prefecture is currently excluded from the Go To Travel Campaign. Please check back to the Campaign website for any updates.

Requirements for Hosts to Participate in Go To Travel Campaign

All participating Hosts are required to take the necessary precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. For more details, please refer to the "Measures to Prevent Coronavirus Infection by Participating Businesses". Please note that Airbnb may take steps to disqualify your listing from this program if we are notified by the Campaign Administrative Office that the listing has not adopted these precautionary measures.

Disclaimers for Participation in Go To Travel Campaign through Airbnb

At Airbnb, the health and safety of our community is our number one priority, and we ask that you, the host, take the following precautions as you participate in the Go To Travel campaign.

・Depending on the extent of the coronavirus outbreak, certain areas may be excluded from the campaign. If your listing is in an exclusion zone, all bookings that are eligible for the discount will be automatically cancelled.

・The availability of this Campaign is subject to the evolving coronavirus situation. Airbnb reserves the right to discontinue this Campaign at any time. Airbnb will be submitting information relating to your listing(s) and booking to the Japanese government, the Japan Tourism Agency and the Campaign Administrative Office as a requirement of the reimbursement application process.

・Guests care deeply about cleanliness standards when they book as there are heightened concerns over the spread of coronavirus. For any eligible listings, we strongly recommend that you opt-in to Airbnb’s enhanced cleaning protocol. To find out more about the latest cleaning guidelines, click here.