Articles tagged “hosts”

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Airbnb Debuts Total Prices Before Taxes With Plan to Make It Default View

Airbnb's pricing changes will likely have a ripple effect, prompting some hosts to reduce cleaning fees and property management websites to switch to showing total prices.

Airbnb Debuts Total Prices Before Taxes With Plan to Make It Default View

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Airbnb Tweaks Instant Book Requirements to Reduce Rejection of Black Guests and Newbies

Airbnb's changes undoubtedly won't solve the issue of traveling on "Airbnb while Black," and the company isn't claiming they will. One can hope that there will at least be modest progress with more steps to come.

Airbnb Tweaks Instant Book Requirements to Reduce Rejection of Black Guests and Newbies

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Property Managers and Hosts Report Lack of Progress in Direct Bookings: Survey

It's clear that vacation rental hosts and property managers crave direct bookings, and many may be making inroads. Still, the marketing power of big brands is tough to compete with.

Property Managers and Hosts Report Lack of Progress in Direct Bookings: Survey

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Airbnb Increases Efforts to Boost Short-Term Rentals in Multifamily Buildings

Building on initiatives that had mixed results in the past, Airbnb is debuting an Airbnb-Friendly Apartments program to enable long-term renters in multifamily buildings where landlords permit it to list their rooms or apartments on Airbnb. Sentral Wynwood in Miami participated in Airbnb's new Airbnb-Friendly Apartments Program. Source: Airbnb For both guests and hosts, one…

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Airbnb’s Talking Points About Individual Hosts Hit a Reality Check

Airbnb has promoted a tale about the composition of hosts on its platforms, a saga contradicted by AirDNA research. It's time for Airbnb to be more transparent.

Airbnb’s Talking Points About Individual Hosts Hit a Reality Check

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Airbnb Mulls Removing Cleaning Fees as a Separate Charge

Hosts may be sabotaging their own bookings by levying excessively high cleaning fees. It is turning off many people to Airbnb, which is a concern for the company.

Airbnb Mulls Removing Cleaning Fees as a Separate Charge

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Airbnb to Ease Host Sign-Up Process, Add More Search Categories

Airbnb is taking steps to increase its traction with hosts, namely to find new ones and to keep them. Its level of success will depend on how well it executes these changes in practice.

Airbnb to Ease Host Sign-Up Process, Add More Search Categories

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Airbnb to Display Total Prices Up Front and End Checkout Task Drudgery

Airbnb has responded to years'-long criticism about a lack of transparency in the way it displays its prices. Now, will competitors do likewise?

Airbnb to Display Total Prices Up Front and End Checkout Task Drudgery

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Airbnb’s 10-Fold Increase in Host Cancellation Fees Could Benefit Guests

Increasing host penalties for unjustified cancellations isn't necessarily a bad thing unless innocent hosts get caught up in the dragnet.

Airbnb’s 10-Fold Increase in Host Cancellation Fees Could Benefit Guests

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Airbnb Reorganizes Its Search Around Curated Categories

Interesting new attempt by Airbnb to rethink how people search and discover on its product and likely to finally spur some innovation in travel search and booking.

Airbnb Reorganizes Its Search Around Curated Categories