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Airbnb partners with 'Finding Dory' to reveal floating apartments at the Great Barrier Reef

Author | exchange4media News Service | Thursday, Jun 09,2016 4:58 PM

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Airbnb partners with 'Finding Dory' to reveal floating apartments at the Great Barrier Reef

Airbnb, the community-driven hospitality company, has today revealed an unusual listing– a bedroom surrounded by one of the largest natural wonders on the planet, the Great Barrier Reef.

Unveiled in partnership with Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory, the much-anticipated sequel to Finding Nemo, the floating apartment offers the first-ever chance to live at the Great Barrier Reef where the movie is set.

Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed by their host who spent much of his life growing up on a boat on the Reef. Alongside a dedicated team of marine biologists, the Airbnb host will give guests a unique insight into life on the Reef.

Set directly above a spectacular underwater world, the offshore bedroom is the ultimate base for keen snorkelers and scuba divers.

Airbnb Australian Country Manager Sam McDonagh said, “The opportunity to live at one of the most spectacular places on earth, even if just for a night, is not just about experiencing the unrivaled beauty of the location, it’s about understanding how humans can better help and support this special environment.”

“Airbnb will plant mangroves, salt marsh and wetland plants for every guest visiting the region for the rest of the year. These trees will reduce carbon and improve water quality going out to the seas and reef,” McDonagh added.

Airbnb will also contribute to an ongoing tiger shark tagging project run by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. “Tiger sharks are nearing threatened status so understanding how these animals use the ocean is a critical step toward effective conservation of the species,” McDonagh said.

Guests at the Great Barrier Reef listing will feel the pull of the unknown when they peek over the edge of the coral shelf and take in their neighborhood, home to not just Dory, but to 100 species of jellyfish, 3,000 varieties of molluscs, millions of fish, 133 varieties of sharks, rays and more than 30 species of whales and dolphins.

Once guests have found their sea-legs, they’ll have the chance to take the plunge and explore the Reef’s maritime marvels up close. World-renowned chef Neil Perry AM will also be on hand for the experience, preparing meals from sustainably-sourced local seafood and produce.

Airbnb promotes a more efficient use of existing resources and is an environmentally sustainable way to travel. See more on the environmental impacts of home sharing.

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To spend a night at Airbnb’s Great Barrier Reef listing potential guests should visit: www.airbnb.com/night-at/gbr (page will be live one minute before embargo lifts)

Terms & conditions.

Submissions should be between 50-500 characters or less in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Portuguese and 50-300 character or less in Chinese (Simplified or Traditional), Japanese or Korean.

Not local? No worries. Airbnb will fly the winners in from anywhere in the world. The winner and their guest should be medically fit and able to climb into and out of the listing. For safety reasons, the winner and their guest must not exceed 190 kilograms.

Eligibility.

The Contest is not open to residents from: Crimea Region of Ukraine, North Korea, Syria, Iran, Sudan, any country subject to embargo by the United States, or the Province of Quebec, or any jurisdiction where the Contest would be prohibited or restricted by law. This means that you are not allowed to participate if you reside in one of these jurisdictions. The Contest is for residents of all other countries of the world and by entering participants agree that the individual winners will be selected from all entries received from these countries. Directors, officers, employees, independent contractors and agents of Partner and Airbnb, or their subsidiaries or affiliates, and the members of their immediate families or households, are not eligible.

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