Airbnb becomes a leading Olympic partner through to 2028

More than half of Airbnb bookings in May were by people travelling no more than 320 kilometers (200 miles)

Airbnb on Monday announced a nine-year deal to become a leading partner of the Olympics, promising safe and sustainable accommodation for visitors and athletes' families.

The partnership with the International Olympic Committee "will ensure that the Games are the most inclusive, accessible and sustainable yet", Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia told a press conference in London, adding that its recently-announced verification improvements would ensure customers' safety.