Mexico City teams with Airbnb for more remote workers

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Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum. Photo: Courtesy

Mexico City announced an alliance with Airbnb and UNESCO office to promote the capital as a destination for remote workers.

Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said last week that the economic benefits of the influx would reach communities beyond the traditional tourist hubs. 

“We want now to promote it even more,” Sheinbaum said at a press conference. 

The mayor, a leading 2024 candidate for Mexico’s presidency, denied home-sharing is causing unfettered gentrification in the nation’s capital.

Tenants’ rights groups called the alliance an “aggressive touristification” of Mexico City and demanded regulation of the home rental company. 

The city government is studying whether the home-sharing company indeed contributes to rising rents, Sheinbaum said.

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