Airbnb has announced it will be expanding its Yellowstone National park listings to include a hotel for those who can’t make it in person.
The company is launching the feature in partnership with the US Department of Interior.
The move comes just over a week after Airbnb announced plans to open a luxury hotel in China and hire staff there, and a few months after it announced plans for an expansion in Mexico.
Yellowstone National Park has been under tight restrictions since the government banned the use of Airbnb in 2018, following the death of a 17-year-old boy who was trapped in the park and then died after being left in the snow.
Airbnb and other service providers are increasingly able to host travelers from other countries in the area, though it’s unclear how many have used it to stay in the parks.
Yellowstone officials have been looking for a way to expand the hotels’ offerings and are working with Airbnb to help them with their logistics.
Yellowstone officials have not yet announced whether or not Airbnb will be a part of the expansion, but a spokesperson said it would be in the next few weeks.
Airbnb is also working with the city to make reservations through their app for tourists in the region, said Yellowstone spokeswoman Katie Mettler.