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17 hotels and Airbnbs around the world are currently offering virtual classes in lieu of their usual on-site activities and events — almost all of them are free

Business Insider Logo By hfreedman@businessinsider.com (Hannah Freedman) of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 18: When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more.Due to the novel coronavirus, the travel industry has experienced massive disruptions. Even as states and countries slowly begin phased reopenings, many people aren't ready to get back to travel as usual just yet.The hotel industry is adapting to these circumstances by pivoting to offer online virtual programming in lieu of their usual on-site activities and events.From Instagram cooking classes with Italian chefs to digital concert series and virtual kids' camps, hotels are coming up with creative ways to engage travelers at home and teach them new skills.  Read all Business Insider hotel reviews here.Due to the novel coronavirus, the travel industry has experienced massive disruptions. First, flights were cancelled, hotels temporarily closed, and most would-be travelers began following shelter-in-place orders and changing travel plans.Now, states and countries are beginning to slowly reopen. However, not all travelers are ready to get back to hopping on planes or checking into hotels.We talked to experts about whether or not travel was safe right now at all, and while there are some responsible ways to begin traveling, it's important to remember that there's still no guarantee of safety when it comes to travel right now.Hotels have just begun to reopen with revamped cleaning procedures, but many are still closed and others have significantly altered amenities and services available.But hospitality is a resilient and passionate industry. Hoteliers, chefs, creatives, and Airbnb hosts have all banded together to adapt to these new circumstances and engage with guests in new ways, even if only digitally for now. Programming that would typically take place on-site is being offered online, free of charge, to teach new skills and safely engage with communities. From Cornell-approved virtual kids' camps to learning to make pasta with an Italian chef on Instagram, or tuning in to art talks via Zoom, hotels are exploring creative options for would-be guests to stay engaged and entertained from their living rooms.Read on for 17 creative virtual learning classes and experiences offered by hotels and Airbnb hosts around the world:      Read the original article on Business Insider

17 hotels and Airbnbs around the world are currently offering virtual classes in lieu of their usual on-site activities and events — almost all of them are free

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  • Due to the novel coronavirus, the travel industry has experienced massive disruptions. Even as states and countries slowly begin phased reopenings, many people aren't ready to get back to travel as usual just yet.
  • The hotel industry is adapting to these circumstances by pivoting to offer online virtual programming in lieu of their usual on-site activities and events.
  • From Instagram cooking classes with Italian chefs to digital concert series and virtual kids' camps, hotels are coming up with creative ways to engage travelers at home and teach them new skills.  
  • Read all Business Insider hotel reviews here.

Due to the novel coronavirus, the travel industry has experienced massive disruptions. First, flights were cancelled, hotels temporarily closed, and most would-be travelers began following shelter-in-place orders and changing travel plans.

Now, states and countries are beginning to slowly reopen. However, not all travelers are ready to get back to hopping on planes or checking into hotels.

We talked to experts about whether or not travel was safe right now at all, and while there are some responsible ways to begin traveling, it's important to remember that there's still no guarantee of safety when it comes to travel right now.

Hotels have just begun to reopen with revamped cleaning procedures, but many are still closed and others have significantly altered amenities and services available.

But hospitality is a resilient and passionate industry. Hoteliers, chefs, creatives, and Airbnb hosts have all banded together to adapt to these new circumstances and engage with guests in new ways, even if only digitally for now. Programming that would typically take place on-site is being offered online, free of charge, to teach new skills and safely engage with communities. 

From Cornell-approved virtual kids' camps to learning to make pasta with an Italian chef on Instagram, or tuning in to art talks via Zoom, hotels are exploring creative options for would-be guests to stay engaged and entertained from their living rooms.

Read on for 17 creative virtual learning classes and experiences offered by hotels and Airbnb hosts around the world:      

Read the original article on Business Insider
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