Welcome to the Airbnb tips blog

 
Tips for Airbnb travelers and hosts
 

We're a group of experienced and dedicated Airbnb hosts and vacation rental owners wanting to share our tips and experiences with others. 

We have a real passion for hosting and would also like to get in touch with other dedicated hosts, vacation rental owners and homeowners renting their properties on Airbnb, Flipkey, Tripsadvisor and similar sites. We're also glad to help those who'd like to get started. 

Would you like to contribute to this blog? Drop us a line and we'll get back to you shortly. 

We're also providing useful tips for Airbnb travellers and for those who'd like to try this genious concept. 

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The largest Airbnb competitor: Flipkey by Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor is the largest travel site in the world with millions of users worldwide. Tripadvisor has it's own private vacation rental section where property owners can advertise for free and travellers can read trusted reviews from previous guests.  Property owners can sign up here, it's fast, easy and free and travelers can search 1000's of private vacation rentals or hotels here. Did you know that advertisers on Flipkey earn in average $ 26000 per year?List your vacation rental

The largest Airbnb competitor: Flipkey by Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor is the largest travel site in the world with millions of users worldwide. Tripadvisor has it's own private vacation rental section where property owners can advertise for free and travellers can read trusted reviews from previous guests.  Property owners can sign up here, it's fast, easy and free and travelers can search 1000's of private vacation rentals or hotels here. Did you know that advertisers on Flipkey earn in average $ 26000 per year?

Airbnb hosts and travelers - beware of bed bugs

Tripadvisor is the largest travel site in the world with millions of users worldwide. Tripadvisor has it's own private vacation rental section where property owners can advertise for free and travellers can read trusted reviews from previous guests.  Property owners can sign up here, it's fast, easy and free and travelers can search 1000's of private vacation rentals or hotels here. Did you know that advertisers on Flipkey earn in average $ 26000 per y

 

 

List your vacation rental 

List your vacation rental at the most popular and trusted websites in the industry. And most importantly, it's fast, free and easy to create a listing. List your vacation rental for free here

The largest Airbnb competitor: Flipkey by Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor is the largest travel site in the world with millions of users worldwide. Tripadvisor has it's own private vacation rental section where property owners can advertise for free and travellers can read trusted reviews from previous guests.  Property owners can sign up here, it's fast, easy and free and travelers can search 1000's of private vacation rentals or hotels here. Did you know that advertisers on Flipkey earn in average $ 26000 per year?List your vacation rental

The largest Airbnb competitor: Flipkey by Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor is the largest travel site in the world with millions of users worldwide. Tripadvisor has it's own private vacation rental section where property owners can advertise for free and travellers can read trusted reviews from previous guests.  Property owners can sign up here, it's fast, easy and free and travelers can search 1000's of private vacation rentals or hotels here. Did you know that advertisers on Flipkey earn in average $ 26000 per year?

Airbnb hosts and travelers - beware of bed bugs

Tripadvisor is the largest travel site in the world with millions of users worldwide. Tripadvisor has it's own private vacation rental section where property owners can advertise for free and travellers can read trusted reviews from previous guests.  Property owners can sign up here, it's fast, easy and free and travelers can search 1000's of private vacation rentals or hotels here. Did you know that advertisers on Flipkey earn in average $ 26000 per y

 

hot to list vacation rental on tripadvisor

How to list your vacation rental on Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor is the biggest and most popular travel site in the world - with millions of users worldwide. Adding your vacation rental to Tripadvisor will not only give you a boost in number of booking requests, but also a trusted platoform to advertise at with peace of mind guarantee for hosts and guests. Here's a short guide how to list your vacation rental on Tripadvisor

The largest Airbnb competitor: Flipkey by Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor is the largest travel site in the world with millions of users worldwide. Tripadvisor has it's own private vacation rental section where property owners can advertise for free and travellers can read trusted reviews from previous guests.  Property owners can sign up here, it's fast, easy and free and travelers can search 1000's of private vacation rentals or hotels here. Did you know that advertisers on Flipkey earn in average $ 26000 per year?List your vacation rental

The largest Airbnb competitor: Flipkey by Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor is the largest travel site in the world with millions of users worldwide. Tripadvisor has it's own private vacation rental section where property owners can advertise for free and travellers can read trusted reviews from previous guests.  Property owners can sign up here, it's fast, easy and free and travelers can search 1000's of private vacation rentals or hotels here. Did you know that advertisers on Flipkey earn in average $ 26000 per year?

Airbnb hosts and travelers - beware of bed bugs

Tripadvisor is the largest travel site in the world with millions of users worldwide. Tripadvisor has it's own private vacation rental section where property owners can advertise for free and travellers can read trusted reviews from previous guests.  Property owners can sign up here, it's fast, easy and free and travelers can search 1000's of private vacation rentals or hotels here. Did you know that advertisers on Flipkey earn in average $ 26000 per y

 

 

hot to list vacation rental on tripadvisor

How to get more Airbnb bookings

Don't disappear behind 100's of other listings in your area. We'll show you how to get more Airbnb bookings with only a few simple steps. This is the ultimate guide to get more bookigns from Airbnb

The largest Airbnb competitor: Flipkey by Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor is the largest travel site in the world with millions of users worldwide. Tripadvisor has it's own private vacation rental section where property owners can advertise for free and travellers can read trusted reviews from previous guests.  Property owners can sign up here, it's fast, easy and free and travelers can search 1000's of private vacation rentals or hotels here. Did you know that advertisers on Flipkey earn in average $ 26000 per year?List your vacation rental

The largest Airbnb competitor: Flipkey by Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor is the largest travel site in the world with millions of users worldwide. Tripadvisor has it's own private vacation rental section where property owners can advertise for free and travellers can read trusted reviews from previous guests.  Property owners can sign up here, it's fast, easy and free and travelers can search 1000's of private vacation rentals or hotels here. Did you know that advertisers on Flipkey earn in average $ 26000 per year?

Airbnb hosts and travelers - beware of bed bugs

Tripadvisor is the largest travel site in the world with millions of users worldwide. Tripadvisor has it's own private vacation rental section where property owners can advertise for free and travellers can read trusted reviews from previous guests.  Property owners can sign up here, it's fast, easy and free and travelers can search 1000's of private vacation rentals or hotels here. Did you know that advertisers on Flipkey earn in average $ 26000 per y

 

 

Airbnb alternatives

Have you ever used Airbnb or similar websites like Flipkey, Wimdu or Roomorama? On this page you'll find an overview of the most popular and trusted Airbnb alternatives and also an overview of Airbnb competitor sites
 

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  • 02/14/2017 20:38

    How to become a member of Airbnb

      Here's a quick guide to how to become a member of Airbnb: 1) Create a profile with Airbnb. Use this link to receive a $25 to spend on your first stay 2) Have a copy of your ID / passport ready...

  • 02/12/2017 11:30

    10 incredible Airbnb guest behaviour illustrated

    Yep, Airbnb guests can be incredible sometimes. I've been hosting since more than 5 years and on this page I've documented some of the most incredible things I've discoreved post guest check...

Boost airbnb ranking

Boost your Airbnb ranking

It's a proven fact that people are more likely to click and book the listings appearing on the first pages in Airbnb search. And with 100's or even 1000's of Airbnb listings in the most popular areas, and more listings added every week, you better stay ahead of your competitors. The following tips will help your listing appear higher in the Airbnb search engine, get more visitors and more bookings. Read more here: Airbnb SEO tips

See also our Airbnb marketing tips

Vacation rental and Airbnb news

  • Sleep like Dracula @ Airbnb Sleep like Dracula @ Airbnb

    Halloween nights don’t get much spookier than this. You can now sleep like Dracula at a Castle in Transylvania, Romania. Earlier this month, Airbnb announced that Bran Castle in Romania, also known as “Dracula’s Castle”, would be listed on its website for the night of October...

  • New app to check your Airbnb's ranking position New app to check your Airbnb's ranking position

    Yourporter has just launched a new app checking your Airbnb's ranking position in search.  See also: 10 Airbnb SEO tips to improve your Airbnb ranking position The app was recently launced and you can get a detailed report on your Airbnb's ranking position on a daily or weekly...

  • Airbnb can no longer protect horrible listings Airbnb can no longer protect horrible listings

    Regulators have forced Airbnb to rectify a major flaw in its customer review system which meant that until now some of the worst listings have escaped bad reviews. Currently, guests who decide to cancel their stay or leave early because the apartment or house is a bit of a dump cannot automatically...

  • Airbnb explains what star rating means Airbnb explains what star rating means

    I just used Airbnb as a guest recently and one change I noticed is that when writing a review, Airbnb is explaining what each star means as follows: 1 star = Terrible 2 Star = Bad 3 Star = OK 4 Star = Good 5 Star = Great

  • Airbnb is about to launch a premium service to compete with luxury hotels Airbnb is about to launch a premium service to compete with luxury hotels

    "Airbnb is close to launching a new service that will match guests with quality-inspected home and apartment rentals. The product is intended to attract higher-paying travellers who have yet to use Airbnb because they prefer the amenities guaranteed by fancy hotels, said three people familiar with...

  • Recommend local restaurants - earn money  Recommend local restaurants - earn money

    One of the most frequent guest questions asked to a rental host is: Can you recommend a good place to eat? Great hosts will often provide guests with a printed list of favorite local restaurants.  But why resort to paper?  Put your list online, tell your guests about it and make money...

  • Airbnb is introducing new rules for instant book: Airbnb is introducing new rules for instant book:

    Airbnb is introducing new rules for instant book: Improved calendaring — giving hosts with multiple listings (for example, a host with a listing for an entire home and a separate listing for a room inside that home) controls to link their Airbnb calendars and prevent double-bookings, as well...

  • NEWS: Misterb&b raises $8.5 million to build the Airbnb for the LGBTQ community NEWS: Misterb&b raises $8.5 million to build the Airbnb for the LGBTQ community

    "Is there room for smaller, more focused Airbnb competitors? French startup Misterb&b thinks so as the startup just raised $8.5 million from Project A and Ventech to build an apartment renting platform focused on the LGBTQ community. As the name suggests, Misterb&b started with a focus on...

  • News: Airbnb is standardizing the check-in process to make it way less confusing News: Airbnb is standardizing the check-in process to make it way less confusing

    Airbnb is standardizing the check-in process to make it way less confusing  "Airbnb is rolling out a new check-in instructions tool to streamline and improve guest arrivals. Now, guests of hosts who opt in to the new tool will receive clear, visual, in-app step-by-step guides on what to...

  • News: Airbnb increases fees and changes cancellation policies News: Airbnb increases fees and changes cancellation policies

    Airbnb increases fees for hosts and changes it's cancellation policies.  In short, what is going to happen is the following: The Moderate and Strict policies (less favourable to the guests), will be accompanied by an increase in host service fees, from 3% to respectively 4% and 5% to...

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  • 08/26/2017 10:49

    Supplement Your Retirement Income With An Airbnb

    Supplement Your Retirement Income With An Airbnb ©  Judy Helm Wright—Author/Blogger/Intuitive Wise Woman   Are you finding that you are coming up a little short each month?  Many of our friends and colleagues are in that scary position.  The pension or social security is not as...

  • 08/03/2017 22:37

    How to contact Airbnb by phone

    Airbnb brags about their 24/7 open customer service, but the Airbnb phone numbers are well hidden on their website. So, we're making it easy for you and providing all Airbnb local phone numbers:      Canada 1-855-424-7262 Taiwan 0800 868 313 United Kingdom +44 203 318...

  • 07/30/2017 21:28

    Airbnb related blogs worth following

    Here is a list of Airbnb related blogs and pages we follow: Happy vacation rental owners - Facebook community for vacation rental owners http://all-about-airbnb.com/ - Airbnb news and updates http://airbnbSecrets.com  - a blog & online course that will help you maximize your...

  • 07/25/2017 09:38

    Keep calm and keep on sharing

    Keep calm and keep on sharing (while being properly insured) By Humphrey Bowles, co-founder of www.guardhog.com, insurance for the sharing economy. Despite the popularity of home-sharing, it is clear that many hosts are still unknowingly compromising their home insurance, resulting in people...

  • 07/11/2017 09:01

    Airbnb house rules - best practice guide

    Airbnb house rules are important. But how do you best approach them? No vacation rental host wants to come off as an oppressive dictator or compulsive clean freak: you want your guests to feel comfortable and at-home, after all! But being too relaxed can also come back to bite you. Thankfully,...

  • 12/21/2016 20:40

    SEO guide to optimize your vacation rental website

    For the search engine ranks, you are required to optimize the entire site instead of a single page. Before the optimization, you need to take care of the points like, the subject matter of the site, the purpose of optimization and the level of commitment from your side to improve the ranks. Once...

  • 09/08/2016 20:37

    Who is the biggest Airbnb competitor?

    We tought it would be interesting to provide a list of Airbnb competitors in different countries. If you know any further companies that should be on the list, contact us here. See our list of Airbnb competitors here. Who is the biggest Airbnb competitor?  August 2015. We tought it...

  • 08/04/2016 20:30

    10 ways to boost your Airbnb listing London style

    Airbnb is becoming increasingly popular in the city of London. With the number of hosts and guests increasing every year, it only makes sense to capitalise on this facet of the sharing economy while it’s hot.  We want to share some quick tips with you on how to maximise your...

  • 07/06/2016 20:36

    10 things I love about Airbnb

    I’ve used Airbnb since more than 5 years, both as a host and a traveler. Here’s 10 things I love about Airbnb: The opportunity to meet great people from all over the world. I’ve hardly had any negative experiences and the cultural exchange has given me so much and is an inspiration to continue...

Airbnb hosts and travelers - beware of bed bugs

The largest Airbnb competitor: Flipkey by Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor is the largest travel site in the world with millions of users worldwide. Tripadvisor has it's own private vacation rental section where property owners can advertise for free and travellers can read trusted reviews from previous guests.  Property owners can sign up here, it's fast, easy and free and travelers can search 1000's of private vacation rentals or hotels here. Did you know that advertisers on Flipkey earn in average $ 26000 per year?List your vacation rental

Having people checking in and out of your house on a regular basis will increase the chance of getting bed bugs. Airbnb hosts and travelers - see our tips to prevent bed bugs here

 

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