In this monthly piece, I’m going to focus on the fun and interesting news coming out about Airbnb. I’ll mostly be ignoring news from governments and special-interest groups about regulation, litigation, taxes, housing crisis, etc. This post is Airbnb news August 2017.
This is pretty cool! Calculate how much your space or potential investment property is worth on Airbnb. It’s FREE! Click here to go directly to the online Airbnb revenue calculator.
This calculator shows you how much you can make renting your house on Airbnb. Click To Tweet
On Saturday, August 5th, Airbnb hit a record with 2.5M people staying in an Airbnb. The company says they have more than 4M listings across 191 countries.
Airbnb listings crack 4M, new record of 2.5M guests staying on Airbnb in early August. Click To Tweet
Maybe this is the tip of the tide turning in Airbnb’s favor? If you’ve been following me, you know I’m extremely pro Airbnb, but not because I was a prior employee or because I have a financial stake (ie stock). It comes down to the fact that Airbnb is creating connections all over the world and every single night that never otherwise would’ve existed. When people meet people in person, they tend to like them. When people ‘meet’ people via the 24-hour news cycle, they take a different view. In our world, Airbnb is doing so much behind-the-scenes good it’s immeasurable. You think people from X country hate you because you’re from Y country? Go stay with an Airbnb host in X country and I promise they do not hate you.
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Kind, sorta. The article isn’t clear. I’m unsure if Google is creating an Airbnb clone or just including existing properties in their search.
The hotel industry has just tried to link the terrorist bombings in Manchester to Airbnb…enough said. Click link for commercial.
The hotel industry just tried to link terrorism to Airbnb in their most recent commercial... Click To Tweet
Still looking for the actual listing URL
Smart Host was a pricing tool more for larger scale operations, though I suspect it has a low market share. You would pay them and they would give you a revenue manager. Beyond Pricing is the current market leader so this will reinforce that title.
You can finally confirm you’re not the only host that’s annoyed by these 7 common guest habits. I’m surprised to see asking for discounts isn’t on there.
Want to know what really drives Airbnb hosts crazy!?! Click To Tweet
I would love to read your comments about this news or new stuff not covered! This was Airbnb news August 2017.
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