The world of travel and tourism is slowly changing. People no longer want to appear as a tourist, feeling they stick out in a foreign city like a sore thumb. Now more than ever, there is an urge to experience new places like any local would and truly immerse yourself in a different culture. Fading are the days of resort style travel, with companies like airbnb adopting this type of experiential tourism. Italy’s Barter Week is the newest addition in travel and tourism where you can find free accommodation in Italy, and the innovative idea is here to stay.