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Airbnb acquires travel activities marketplace, trip4real

Airbnb has bought a Barcelona-based travel startup it was advising and partnering with: Trip4real offers a marketplace of experiences for tourists to browse and book ahead of time to lend their trip a little local color/flavor (via tapas tastings, paella cooking classes, barrio tours and so on). There are obvious synergies with the sharing economy giant which pitches its platform as a way to escape the usual tourist traps by staying in …