The average reservation on Airbnb is made a month in advance, and completing a booking can take up to eight days. So Airbnb has created an alternative booking service for last-minute travel that it calls Match, where users teach the system their preferences and send out the same booking inquiry to multiple hosts.
The one part of non-traditional room discovery that Airbnb hasn’t cracked is speed. With its new Match product, Airbnb increases the chance that users can find a bed in five days or less.
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