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Airbnb partnership is reminder of Puerto Rico's crisis

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky and Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló (both far left). Photo: Airbnb

Airbnb announced a partnership with Puerto Rico Wednesday: The company will roll out its Experiences service there (through which hosts can arrange activities that guests can book), will donate its fees to a disaster relief organization, and help with tourism marketing.

Why it matters: The move provides a stark reminder of the territory's still precarious situation post-Hurricane Maria, which critics have blamed on an inadequate federal response to the disaster. Meanwhile, Airbnb hosts in Puerto Rico have earned $17 million since October, according to the company.