Homes listed on the Airbnb site are to be bookable via STA Travel both online and through an in-store referral scheme.

STA Travel is the first high street travel agent to partner with Airbnb.

The UK is the first of STA Travel’s divisions to make properties listed on Airbnb available to its customers, which is hoped will lead the way for customers in the US, Asia and Australasia.

STA Travel stores cannot sell Airbnb properties directly as the booking agreement has to be directly between the host and the passenger.

However, first time users can visit STA Travel branches to get a £20 voucher code to use on Airbnb’s site or app.

Online bookings for Airbnb can be made via the STA Travel site via a dedicated landing page or by selecting Airbnb ‘unique places to stay’ from the site’s booking tool.

STA Travel chief executive, John Constable, said: “We’re very proud to partner with Airbnb, the most recognised name in this rapidly growing sector of the accommodation market, as it complements and completes our already extensive range of accommodation options around the globe.

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