Hosts: How to Manage Same-Day Turnovers

Hosts: How to Manage Same-Day Turnovers

If you hosts guests via Airbnb or a similar service then it might be that you avoid have a second set of guests arrive just hours after your last guests have left. After all, Airbnb suggests that checkout time is 10 am and check in time 3 pm. Some hosts baulk at the...
Hosts: The Pros & Cons of Keyless Entry

Hosts: The Pros & Cons of Keyless Entry

If you have a rental apartment or house that you list on Airbnb or a similar service, then no doubt at some times you will have considered the possibility of using a keyless entry system to allow your guests to check themselves in. But is this really a good idea?...
Airbnb Hosts: The House Tour

Airbnb Hosts: The House Tour

If you operate a short term rental, using Airbnb or a similar service, then it’s important to realise that greeting your guests and the house tour can be one of the most important aspects of your business. They say that you don’t get a second chance to...
Hosts: How to Build Value for Your Rental

Hosts: How to Build Value for Your Rental

When they are considering renting out a room, suite or apartment on Airbnb, Homeaway et al, one of the first questions new hosts ask is ‘how much should I charge for my accommodation?’ The standard answer – which I disagree with – is to look at...
Airbnb on ‘The Archers’

Airbnb on ‘The Archers’

Eddie and Clarrie Grundy are considering renting out rooms in their house using an online service such as Airbnb. Eddie has had to persuade Clarrie to do this as she will be the one who has to make the beds, clean and cook the breakfast. Clarrie has also been...
Airbnb: #weaccept

Airbnb: #weaccept

In February 2017, Airbnb released the video you see below. It was shown during the Superbowl and the text reads: “We believe no matter who you are, where you’re from, who you love or who you worship, we all belong. The world is more beautiful the more you...
New Airbnb Hosts: Are You Really Ready?

New Airbnb Hosts: Are You Really Ready?

It’s a wonderful feeling. You’ve prepared your apartment or room in your home and made it ready for Airbnb guests. You’ve taken some lovely photographs of the place and uploaded them to your listing page. You’ve spent ages writing about your...
Airbnb: Stories from Real Hosts

Airbnb: Stories from Real Hosts

Are you considering renting out your spare room or other accommodation? Are you thinking about using Airbnb to advertise your rental? If so, then you’ve probably seen the videos that the company produces in order to show hosts what fun they can have entertaining...
Airbnb Hosts: Articles to Promote Your Rental

Airbnb Hosts: Articles to Promote Your Rental

Do you have a rental property? If so the chances are that you advertise it by using Homeaway, Airbnb or one of the similar sites that list short term rentals. You might also have your own website. But how can you go above and beyond to promote the accommodation you...
Renting Out Your Home While You Travel

Renting Out Your Home While You Travel

You’ve probably heard about people who do this. With all the various home rental service that exist today – such as Airbnb – it’s easy to find people who want to stay in your home when you’re travelling. And many people find that...
Stocking your Airbnb: The Bathroom

Stocking your Airbnb: The Bathroom

If you’re just starting out as an Airbnb host or if you’re an experienced host looking for the best products for your bathroom, then we’d like to introduce you to our favourite bathroom goods. Your bathroom is an important part of your guests’...
Why Airbnb Reviews Matter

Why Airbnb Reviews Matter

As you know, Airbnb is a service that is run on trust. The guest trusts that the host will provide them with pleasant accommodation and the host, in turn, trusts that his or her guest will be respectful of their property and possessions. With this in mind, both the...
Airbnb Hosts: What to do When You Need Bookings

Airbnb Hosts: What to do When You Need Bookings

So often I hear the same complaint from new Airbnb hosts. It always goes something like this – ‘help! I started renting out a room on Airbnb a couple of months ago and everything was going great. Now I find that I have no bookings and am getting no...
Airbnb Hosting: The Reality

Airbnb Hosting: The Reality

Only a few months ago I wrote an article about Airbnb hosting. It’s something that I love doing and I’ve been in the hospitality industry for many years. But in recent months, I’ve noticed that many new hosts are simply unprepared for the realities...
Airbnb Guest? How to get Great Reviews

Airbnb Guest? How to get Great Reviews

If you’ve used Airbnb, or browsed the site, then you’ll know that guests can leave reviews for their hosts and vice versa. This is an excellent system as it keeps everyone accountable. Increasingly, I’m seeing online questions from guests whose hosts...
Airbnb Guest? What to do if things go wrong

Airbnb Guest? What to do if things go wrong

Approximately one million people stayed in Airbnb accommodations last night. The same will happen tonight, and tomorrow, and the next night …. and it’s more than likely that every single one of those people had or will have a great stay with no problems....
Don’t Fall for this Airbnb Scam

Don’t Fall for this Airbnb Scam

I like Airbnb, as both a guest and a host. It’s a wonderful service and has a huge variety of fascinating places to stay all over the world. But these days, scams are everywhere. And remember, this is no fault of the Airbnb itself – respected institutions...
Be a Great Host: The Bathroom

Be a Great Host: The Bathroom

More and more people today are hosting guests in their own homes. Often, it’s friends or relatives who are staying with you. Many have found that renting out their spare bedroom or separate suite using Airbnb or similar sites helps them to earn money to maintain...
Why Choose Airbnb for Business Travel?

Why Choose Airbnb for Business Travel?

Have you noticed that so many people today are choosing to arrange their business travel with Airbnb rather than the more traditional hotels? It makes such good sense. When you select one of Airbnb’s ‘business travel ready’ properties, you can be...
Freebird Club: Airbnb for Seniors?

Freebird Club: Airbnb for Seniors?

The Freebird Club is often referred to as ‘Airbnb for seniors’ and at first, I wasn’t quite sure that I liked that. And that’s mainly because the service caters to those over 50 and I don’t consider being aged fifty as being senior. But...
Audi & Airbnb: Marketing

Audi & Airbnb: Marketing

In a very clever marketing move, Audi has partnered with Airbnb to provide the ultimate driving and accommodation experience. It was announced in September 2016 that guests could rent a fabulous Mid Century Modern styled home in Scotty’s Junction in the Nevada...
Thinking Of Becoming An Airbnb Host?

Thinking Of Becoming An Airbnb Host?

You’ve no doubt read the many articles that exist on the internet proclaiming to the world that you can get rich renting out your spare bedroom, your basement or your camping trailer on Airbnb. Have you considered doing this? It’s true that it’s a...
New Airbnb Guest?

New Airbnb Guest?

Are you thinking about using Airbnb the next time you travel? If so, you’ve made an excellent choice. Airbnb offers such a wide selection of accommodation types so whatever kind of place you’re looking for, you’ll find just the right place for you. A...
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