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 January 2018.Airbnb News from January 2018 Click To Tweet
“The end-game is that Airbnb will show you results, based not only on your search terms, but on you and your very specific preferences.”
Often I am asked why a particular listing doesn’t show up in search or why a particular competitor’s listing always shows up high. Airbnb is not like Google, the search results differ per user.
I’m going with Chesky on this one. I think Tosi is used to the plush lifestyle and automatic promotions and power. Good riddance!
$100M in profitiblity in 2017! That’s impressive. Though, I doubt they will go public this year without a CFO. If history is any indicator of the future, the next CFO may not be hired until 2019.
Airbnb is developing a VR feature for Rental Listings
Will you implement when this becomes active? Do you already do this on your personal site?
What do you think of this, Airbnb hosts? The total price must be $250+ and booked at least 2 weeks in advance.
This is great news because it will undoubtedly bring in more guests over the long-term.
Should Airbnb be this politically active?
Integration for same-day delivery of groceries and packages. I love the idea! But what are the security risks? Now one more person has access to your home.
I would love to read your comments about this news or new stuff not covered! This was Airbnb news July 2017.
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