Want Airbnb news? Look no further. I’ve done the legwork of reading countless headlines and articles to bring you the most relevant and interesting. I unabashedly ignore news related to temporary annoyances like overly restrictive city regulations, supposed housing crises, and topics-of-the-day like hidden cameras. This post covers fun, interesting, and unique news from July 2019.
Trend: Moveable Airbnbs; Rural Tourism and Agritourism; 70% of Airbnbs are Instant Bookable; Airbnb for Everything Click To Tweet
These 13 states have increased the rental of their accommodations thanks to the new Rural Tourism trend
In 2018, the number of guests traveling to those rural states increased by more than 60 percent year-over-year.
And in the first five months of 2019, rural travel continues to rise with over 1 million guest arrivals to those states.
Only 3 percent of all active listings are in New York City, London and Paris where five years ago it was over 10 percent, an indication that people are diversifying where they’re traveling.
Following in the line of tourism trends, an experience that is apparently gaining popularity: Agritourism
Now family farmers with small to medium farms can use their land, food supply, and livestock to attract guests on Airbnb.
Many people are hungry to spend their vacation time in a bucolic landscape with the promise of some wholesome downtime and maybe a locally sourced meal
Guests have caught on to the trend, with moveable stays being wishlisted more than 2 million times in 2019 on Airbnb, compared to 1.5 million times in 2018.
Renovated moveable spaces such as planes, trains, boats and buses fits for any mobile traveler.
Airbnb has partnered with Houston First to promote the city’s travel and tourism industries and local art.
Airbnb’s agreement will boost Houston First’s efforts to further increase the number of visits to Houston, creating even more jobs and benefitting Airbnb’s business and its affiliated local hosts.
The new work trip toggle now gives guests a way to let us know what type of trip they’re taking when they start their search for a place to stay.
Airbnb is adding a special search filter for work-friendly stays specifically targeted at people who use the service to find a place to stay on business trips.
Instant Book listings don’t require approval from the host of a specific guest before they can be booked.
Instant Book will enable guests to make a reservation without manual approval. Guest simply presses the “Instant Book” button and their reservation will be confirmed and emailed to you, and your calendar will be updated automatically.
If you have a coast property, why not offer your host a great boating experiences, thanks to this helpful website which likens itself to Airbnb on water.
I would love to read your comments about this news or new stuff not covered! This was Airbnb news July 2019.
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