Queensland Hosts roll out welcome mats to help Aussies Work in Paradise


Hosts on Airbnb in many of the Sunshine State’s tourism centres are working together with the Queensland Government to provide accommodation for workers and help local businesses spur economic recovery.

The Work in Paradise program provides incentives for people to make their way to destinations across Queensland and help fill vacancies in tourism businesses in need of staff. These include businesses looking for bartenders, cooks, kitchen hands, tour guides, wait staff and chefs.

Hosts who help accommodate these workers will also be helping to spread the word about their patch of the state – whether they live in tropical far north Queensland, the beautiful Whitsundays, the wondrous outback, or many other incredible locations. In doing so, they’ll be helping to promote their region so that tourism can continue to flourish for the benefit of the whole community.

Derek Nolan, Airbnb’s Head of Public Policy for Australia and New Zealand said the state’s local Host community was keen to support the Queensland Government’s important initiative.

“As the lines between travel, living and work continue to blur, there’s never been a better time for Queenslanders to roll out their welcome mats and help local businesses find the workers they need,” he said.

“As a Host on Airbnb supporting the Work in Paradise initiative, you’ll not only be supporting jobs in your local community – you’ll also be earning some extra income in the process.

“Airbnb, along with our Host community, is proud to be supporting the Queensland Government’s important work to drive economic recovery and help local businesses thrive.”

To learn more, visit www.airbnb.com.au/workinparadise