Worldwide: Airbnb has unveiled its Record Holders Collection for its Experiences offering, giving guests the opportunity to try out activities hosted by Guinness World Records title holders.
The collection marks the launch of the brand-new Guinness World Records 2020 edition, which was released globally last week.
For the first time ever, those who have been inspired by record breakers can gain insider access to the people behind the talent with this new collection of Experiences. The Record Holders collection will be exclusive to Airbnb and will offer unprecedented access to a selection of Guinness World Records title holders and an introduction into their passion, art or skill allowing people to power their curiosity through activities and workshops.
The record-breaking Experience hosts from GWR 2020 are:
• Lisa and Chris Pitman – Most pine boards broken in one minute with one hand (male and female)
After securing their most recent Guinness World Records titles with over 500 blocks smashed in one minute between them (Lisa 230, Chris 315), the husband and wife duo are welcoming people into their power-breaking world. They will be showing guests how to smash tiles, boards, blocks and bricks with their bare hands during their Airbnb Experience.
Power breaking with the Pitmans, Kent, UK, here.
• Kevin Nicks – Fastest garden shed
Nicks, the creator of the fastest garden shed (80.67mph), has zoomed into the Guinness World Records 2020 edition and is offering unprecedented access for guests to witness the shed reach speeds of over 80 miles per hour first hand.
Meet the creator of the fastest shed, Gloucestershire, UK, here.
• Getti Kehayova – Largest hula hoop spun
With the incredible ability to spin a 17ft, 0.25in titanium hula hoop that earnt her the Guinness World Records title for the Largest hula hoop spun (female), Kehayova is now sharing her tips and tricks with others through her Airbnb Experience. As well as hula hooping with a professional, guests will also get the chance to see and have photos with the 17ft hula hoop.
Hula hoop with a pro, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, here.
• Brittany Walsh – Farthest arrow shot using feet
Walsh, the Guinness World Records title holder for the farthest arrow shot using feet (12.31m), will be hosting an exclusive Experience where guests can witness her incredible feat, before dipping their toes into circus acrobatics.
Acrobatics with a circus performer, Portland, Oregon, USA, here.
• Martin Rees – Most magic tricks performed in a single skydive
With the Guinness World Records title for the most magic tricks performed in a single skydive (11), celebrity stories and television appearances under his belt, magician Rees has a lot to share during his two-hour Airbnb Experience.
Secrets of magic with a skydiving magician, London, UK, here.
Curated to inspire a broad audience, the Record Holders collection includes Experiences from a selection of those featured in the GWR 2020 edition and beyond. Other Guinness World Records stars turned Experience hosts on Airbnb revealed today include:
- Sherry Groom: Explore the largest collection of trolls, Ohio, USA
Michelle Kinney: Learn how to lift Atlas Stones, Colorado, US
Ben Nuttall: Football skills masterclass with a pro, Birmingham, UK
Eamonn Hickson: Milking cows in South-West Ireland, Annascaul, Ireland
Carrie Swidecki: Just Dance with a pro, Bakersfield, California, USA
Ryan Tracey: Balloon-making with the world’s fastest, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Dunja Kuhn: Hula hoop workshop, Berlin, Germany
Anthony Miracola: Basketball with a pro, Temperance, Michigan, USA
Joe Calderone: Taste the most expensive milkshake, New York City, New York, USA
Bianca Rossini: Skate with a pro, Montreal, Canada
The Record Holders collection is bookable now through Airbnb Experiences, and the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2020 (RRP£20) is now available for purchase online and in selected shops, with discounts widely available.
For more information, visit the Airbnb Record Holders Collection here.