Since Airbnb as a concept was released to the public in 2009, we have seen it add a whole other arm to the tourism industry; for hoteliers it has caused them to sit up and take notice because it has provided travelers with a genuinely strong alternative option in terms of their travel accommodation. For property owners (and leaseholders) it has provided a previously unutilised option of letting their property (or portions of it) to those seeking a more authentic experience in many locations all over the globe. Airbnb has created what they call a “community” where people can engage using the platform to create and maintain their property listing and on the traveler side of things, the platform provides a booking section and tools to communicate safely with the “host”.
Creating a listing is easy on Airbnb and for people wishing to book a room (or a property), it is very user friendly also. Airbnb is going from strength to strength with new listings being added daily. Similar to hotel and hostel accommodations, reviews are a huge element of success on the platform so hosts need to maintain their properties and hosting skills in order to ensure they get more positive reviews and increase their ratings.
Airbnb allow the traveller to be “scored” too which helps keep out any troublesome travelers. The guys at EZ Living have put together this infographic which is a guide to creating a listing on Airbnb (from the host point of view) and the best ways to optimise and maintain it.
Check it out below.