Your journey has taken dedication, commitment, and sacrifice. The International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee, in partnership with Airbnb, are honouring your incredible efforts and accomplishments with this promotional USD 500 Travel Grant. You can use this Travel Grant for relaxing and recuperating, exploring a new destination, or going after your next goal.

Applications for Olympians and Paralympians competing in the Beijing 2022 Olympic or Paralympic Games closed on 15 April 2022 at 17:00 CET. 

Applications for Tokyo 2020 Olympians and Paralympians are now closed. We are not accepting further applications for Tokyo 2020 Olympians and Paralympians and we are unable to respond to requests related to application extensions.

FAQs
What is the Airbnb500?

The Airbnb500 is a celebratory travel grant for eligible Olympians and Paralympians participating in the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, in the form of a USD 500 travel credit that can be used on the Airbnb platform to book accommodation and Experiences. To receive the Airbnb500, you must register to claim the offer on Athlete365 and meet specific eligibility criteria. 

What can I use the Airbnb500 for?

The Airbnb500 can be applied toward booking accommodation and/or Experiences globally. Bookings are made on the Airbnb platform via Airbnb.com or the Airbnb mobile app. The Airbnb500 is not redeemable for cash or previous purchases and is non-transferable.

 

Additional terms apply; see the Airbnb500 Travel Grant Terms and Conditions.

How long do I have to use the Airbnb500?

The Airbnb500 Travel Grant is issued after confirming an applicant’s eligibility status. The Airbnb500 Travel Grant expires 12 months from the date of issuance. 

I don’t have an Athlete365 profile; how can I apply for the offer?

Signing up for an Athlete365 profile is quick, easy and free. You can sign up for Athlete365 using the links provided. After you have signed up, you will need to verify your email by entering the six-digit code sent to your email address. 

How do I apply for the Airbnb500?

To apply for the Airbnb500, you must first sign-in/sign-up to Athlete365. Once you have verified your Athlete365 account, you can register to receive the offer here. To apply, you must be logged into your Athlete365 account. Then you should fill in the application form, which includes entering the seven-digit accreditation number from your laminated Beijing 2022 accreditation. 

What is my accreditation number?

You can find your OIAC/PIAC number under the barcode on the front of your Olympic or Paralympic accreditation. Your accreditation number is the first seven digits of this number, for example, 1234567-01. Therefore, your accreditation number should only include seven digits with no letters. 

I lost my accreditation, so I no longer have my accreditation number; what do I do?

You should contact your NOC/NPC to request your accreditation number. Unfortunately, neither the IOC, IPC, nor Airbnb can provide you with your accreditation number. 

Am I eligible for the Airbnb500?

Olympians and Paralympians competing in the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 who the IOC verifies are eligible to receive the offer, subject to applicable legal and/or platform restrictions on eligibility. In addition, athletes in the following accreditation categories are generally eligible:

Olympic Games: Aa & Ap
Paralympic Games: Aa & Ab

Athletes who do not have a fully validated accreditation are not eligible for this offer, regardless of their accreditation category.

Accreditation categories outside those listed above are not eligible to claim the offer.

I am a Paralympic guide; do I have access to this benefit?

Yes, athletes from the Paralympic Games with an Aa or Ab accreditation are generally eligible for the offer. 

What happens after I apply for the offer?

After you have gone through the application process on Athlete365, you will receive a confirmation email from Athlete365 that we have successfully received your application for the programme. After this, we must verify your eligibility for the offer by checking your participation in the Olympic or Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. This process can, on average, take up to five working days. Athlete365 will then email you to let you know if your application has been successfully verified or not. Once Athlete365 has verified your application, Athlete365 provides the information to Airbnb. Finally, Airbnb will send you an automated email from automated@airbnb.com with details on how you can claim your USD 500 Airbnb Travel Grant. The whole process will, on average, take ten working days, but there are exceptions to this depending on your accreditation status during the Games. 

I received the confirmation email from Athlete365 that I was verified, but I haven’t heard from Airbnb. What’s happened?

If you have received an email from Athlete365 with the information that you have been verified but have not yet had an email from Airbnb, please first check your junk mail folder within ten working days of applying to see if the email to claim your Airbnb500 Travel Grant is there. Try these troubleshooting tips to ensure you can receive email communications from Airbnb. If you are still having trouble redeeming your credit, please email airbnb500-help@airbnb.com for support.

I am having an issue redeeming my Airbnb500 Travel Grant. What should I do?

Airbnb will send an email from automated@airbnb.com with instructions on how to claim your Airbnb500 Travel Grant to the email address you used to apply for the programme on Athlete365. First, check your junk mailbox and please wait for ten working days before contacting Airbnb or Athlete365.

The Airbnb500 application page is not loading on Athlete365. What should I do?

You must first be signed into Athlete365 for the Airbnb500 application to be visible. In some cases, specific web browsers can cause technical issues with the registration page for the Airbnb500. We would recommend you try the following steps:

  1. Close all internet tabs.
  2. Clear your browsing history and cache
  3. Log into Athlete365 using a different browser (For example, Chrome, MS Edge)
  4. Load the Airbnb500 registration page and apply for the offer again.
  5. Try applying from another device such as a laptop, tablet or smartphone.

If you are still experiencing technical issues with the Airbnb500 registration page, please get in touch with us at Athlete365@olympic.org.

I missed the deadline to apply. Is there anything I can do?

Unfortunately, we cannot accept late applications for the Airbnb500 after 15 April 2022 at 17:00 CET. 

What is Airbnb and how does it work?

Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home and has since grown to 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer unique stays and one-of-a-kind activities that make it possible for guests to experience the world in a more authentic, connected way.


1. Browse

Go to Airbnb.com or download the Airbnb App. Start by exploring Stays or Experiences. Apply filters like entire homes, self check-in, or pets allowed to narrow your options. You can also save favourites to a Wishlist.

 

2. Book

Once you’ve found what you’re looking for, learn about your Host, read past guest reviews, and get the details on cancellation options – then book in just a few clicks.

 

3. Go

You’re all set! Connect with your Host through the app for local tips, questions or advice. You can also contact Airbnb anytime for additional support.

I have a question about an Airbnb trip. What should I do?

Visit the Airbnb Help Centre. https://www.airbnb.com/help/home

I am a wheelchair user. Is there accommodation that I can use or an Experience that I can do?

Yes! When searching for accommodation, you can use Airbnb’s search filters to exclusively view properties with wheelchair-friendly features, including “step-free” entryways and passages, wide doorways, bathroom bars and chairs, and more. All property accessibility information is provided by the Airbnb Host and reviewed by Airbnb. When searching for an Experience to try, you can similarly select filters to show only Experiences with no stairs or steps, mainly level ground, accessible parking and more. 

www.airbnb.com/accessibility

I am under 18 but eligible for the offer. What do I have to do to claim the Airbnb500?

If you are under 18, you must apply for your own Athlete365 account under your own name, with your own accreditation number. Following this, once you have been verified as eligible, Airbnb will send the email to you from automated@airbnb.com. Next, your parent or legal guardian must create an Airbnb account or sign up for one and claim the Airbnb500 Travel Grant on your behalf. 

Can I use the Airbnb500 in separate instalments?

You cannot select how much of your Airbnb500 to apply towards a stay or Experience. If your stay or Experience costs less than USD 500, you can use the remaining amount towards a future stay or Experience. 

What are the terms and conditions of the offer?
Key contact details

For any issues with the registration for the offer, please get in touch with athlete365@olympic.org.

For any issues with redeeming your credit on the Airbnb platform, please get in touch with airbnb500-help@airbnb.com.