Yes, you heard right. For €0, you can support the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup with €13. All you have to do is to create an account with Airbnb and they will pay the event €13. Furthermore, you'll receive €19 in travel credit with Airbnb.
Visit our campaign site to see how.
This is the “Airbnb loves Cold Hawaii” campaign. It’s easy for you and a big, big help to us, if you choose to use the 3 minutes it takes. If you have questions you can get answers to most of them – in Danish, German and English.
The campaign is the happy consequence of a partnership Friends of Cold Hawaii – the volunteer organization behind the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup – has made with Airbnb.
So what is Airbnb? Airbnb is a website. People use it to either rent out accommodation or look for accommodation to rent.
The special feature is that the tenant and the owner can be anybody who regularly or occasionally has availability. This means that you can rent a room, your apartment or your house. MANY people already do this.
Through Airbnb, more than 17 million people have spent a night in one of over 34,000 cities in one of 190 countries where people rent out their houses, apartments, rooms, annexes, yachts, etc. through Airbnb. They stay in people's homes and this give them a different and more authentic experience of the place they are visiting.
The beauty of this partnership is that Airbnb is a really cool product. Furthermore there's a true connection between the service Airbnb provides and our ability to get around and visit the places and be a part of the cultures that we – as surfers – enjoy so much.
We view Cold Hawaii as one of many surf destinations and a part of the global culture that links surfers together for a unique experience. Airbnb gives you the opportunity to meet "the locals" in their homes and invite "non-locals" into your own.
We think that Airbnb can bridge the gap between people and strengthen existing friendships. When it comes down to it, surf culture is all about people. You just have to get to know them.
As many of you know, this year's Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup has more than ever in the event's history, been marked by ups and downs.
Most remember that 2014 was, indeed, canceled. Only thanks to a group of trusted sponsors, and strong local commitment, did we manage to arrive at a solution that will make it possible to hold the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup in 2014.
But that doesn't change the fact that money is always an issue and therefore we would be so grateful if you would use 3 minutes to participate in our campaign. We promise you won't be disappointed.