Much Better Adventures swoops for former Airbnb Adventures manager

Much Better Adventures swoops for former Airbnb Adventures manager

Tanya Rinaldi will be based in California and spearhead US growth for London-based firm

Travel experiences specialist Much Better Adventures has appointed a former Airbnb market manager to spearhead growth in the US.

Tanya Rinaldi managed the launch and growth of Airbnb Adventures, the multi-day experiences product range launched by the peer-to-peer accommodation rentals platform.

Much Better Adventures said the “widely publicised downsizing” Airbnb undertook in May meant it was able to take advantage of Rinaldi’s “unexpected availability”.

She said: “MBA is one of those companies that comes along once in a blue moon where you say ‘they are really special and I want to be a part of that’.

“Their ambition is inspiring so I feel extremely lucky to have joined the MBA team”.

Much Better Adventures co-founder Sam Bruce added: “We’re building the market leading brand in adventure travel and hiring exceptional talent like Tanya is crucial.

“Tanya brings with her a wealth of experience, particularly in the US market, so we are all delighted to have her on board.

“Our sales have held up relatively well this year despite everything – much better than we expected.

“We know there’s massive global pent up demand for adventure travel in 2021/22 and beyond which Tanya has come in to help us serve”.

Much Better Adventures currently offers more than 130 adventures in 47 countries with 5% of revenues from all bookings going into funding conservation and supporting remote families who have been affected by COVID-19.