Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant FAQs

How do I apply?
Applications are open from 12:00am PDT 19 April 2021 to 11:59pm PDT 14 May 2021. Visit Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant to apply.

How will recipients be selected to receive the Athlete Travel Support Credit?
Each year, members of the International Olympic Committee will select up to 500 applicants based on the personal statement provided in each individual’s application. Applicants’ geographic location and sport will also be considered to ensure diversity across recipients.

How will I be notified if I am selected?
Selected recipients will receive an email from Airbnb with a link to accept their Athlete Travel Support Credit.

When would I receive the Athlete Travel Support Credit?
Selected athletes will be notified with an invitation to claim your credit within 6-8 weeks of the application close date.

How will I receive the Athlete Travel Support Credit if I am selected?
You will receive an email from Airbnb with an invitation to claim your credit that will be directly applied to your Airbnb account.

How can I apply my Athlete Travel Support Credit to a reservation?
Your credit will be automatically applied to a reservation when you are ready to book. If you do not want to use your credit for that booking you may remove the credit at checkout and elect to apply it to a later booking.

When does the Athlete Travel Support Credit expire?
The credit will expire 12 months after the email invitation for the credit is sent.

What if I have questions about how to complete my application?
Please contact with questions about your application.

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