Welcome to The Airbnb Tips Blog

 
Tips for Airbnb travelers and hosts
 

This Airbnb Tips Blog is an unofficial Airbnb blog run by 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. 

See also The Airbnb Tips Blog Version Español 

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See how much you can earn

New income calculators have been launched by Airbnb:
 
See how much you can earn  from  hosting an Airbnb Experience here 

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#Airbnb_inspiration

Use the tag #Airbnb_inspiration on Instagram to be featured on our blog.  Have you already used the tag? See your photo featured here
 
 
 

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Limited offer. Airbnb hosts and Vacation Rental owners can now use iGMS software at zero costRead more about this powerful tool and get it FREE here

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  • Host an Online Experience Host an Online Experience

    Despite COVID-19 regulations, Airbnb hosts are still earning thousands of dollars from their homes from hosting Online Experiences. Why don't you take people on a virtual tour in your city? Or teach them to make your favourite food?  Get starte d here Take a look at some of the most...

  • Top Airbnb Animal Experiences Top Airbnb Animal Experiences

    Discover and Book Unique Animal Experiences Hosted by Local Experts.  See the top experiences 2021 below. Earn money by hosting an animal experience, start here

  • 10 amazing private islands you can rent on Airbnb 10 amazing private islands you can rent on Airbnb

    Rent your own private island. Hundreds of islands available worldwide for every taste and budget. We're presenting 10 amazing private islands you can rent on Airbnb. Have you got a property for rent?  See how much you can earn here Earn money by hosting an experience here

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20 better alternatives to Airbnb

See our list of 20 better alternatives to Airbnb. Updated April 2021

 

 

Top Airbnb articles 2021

  • Airbnb income calculator Airbnb income calculator

    Airbnb has launched several new tools. See how much you can earn from renting your place or hosting an Airbnb experience here:  See how much you can earn as an host here   INCOME CALULATOR -  Airbnb Experience  

  • What is a Channel Manager for Vacation Rentals and How to Choose One What is a Channel Manager for Vacation Rentals and How to Choose One

    A channel manager is an indispensable tool for every vacation rental host who manages their properties on more than one listing platform. To reach a wider audience, more and more vacation rental owners choose to list their properties on multiple online booking channels. This strategy has its...

  • These are the most Bookmarked Airbnbs These are the most Bookmarked Airbnbs

    Here's where people want to stay. Airbnb has shared the locations that people wish-listed more than any others in 2020.  See the full list below.  These are some of the places people are either hoping to visit someday or the locations that are first on the list as soon as travel...

  • 8 Unique Vacation Rental Guest Book Ideas 8 Unique Vacation Rental Guest Book Ideas

    As well as collecting those all-important online reviews on your website, it’s never a bad idea to leave a physical guest book in your vacation rental for guests to sign (and other guests to read!) during their stay. If the idea of a standard vacation rental guest book template doesn’t appeal to...

  • Protecting Your Airbnb - keep your Airbnb pest free Protecting Your Airbnb - keep your Airbnb pest free

    by Noel McCarthy, Sterifab Staff Writer     One of the least pleasant part of being an Airbnb operator is deciding how to handle pest control issues. Unfortunately, all sorts of unwelcome bugs – fleas, mites, bed bugs, cockroaches, ticks, and lice, to name but a few – will...

  • These are Airbnb's most popular gay friendly listings These are Airbnb's most popular gay friendly listings

    Here's where people want to stay.  These are the most popular gay friendly Airbnb listings around the world, see full list and picture gallery below. Have you got a gay friendly Airbnb listing? See how much you can earn here See also: Get a $10 coupon to spend on your next stay

  • Here’s How These Vacation Rental Owners Succeeded during the Pandemic Here’s How These Vacation Rental Owners Succeeded during the Pandemic

    These vacation rental owners found different ways to be successful during the pandemic. Learn what they did and apply it to your own business!    After nearly a year of uncertainty and economic turmoil, it may seem like there’s no end to the madness. However, despite the...

  • 13 Ways to Increase Your Airbnb Income 13 Ways to Increase Your Airbnb Income

    It might seem like everyone and their mother are now Airbnb hosts. And with over 7 million listings and nearly 3 million hosts all over the world, that probably is the case! Many people are realizing that being a full-time vacation rental owner can be extremely profitable but they also might feel...

  • 7 Steps For How to Manage a Vacation Rental Remotely 7 Steps For How to Manage a Vacation Rental Remotely

    With the work-from-anywhere trend on the rise, many short-term rental homeowners and managers want to know how to manage a vacation rental remotely. Learn the best practices of remote property management and learn the pros and cons of self-management and hiring a third-party property...

  • Amazing Airbnb castles Amazing Airbnb castles

    Live like a king or queen !  We're presenting 10 amazing castles you can rent on Airbnb:

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Thank you 6000 Instagram followers

This week we rached a new milestone on Instagram. On a daily basis, we're receiving messages from dedicated Airbnb hosts wanting to collaborate and getting their properties featured, or wanting to be featured on our blog. Follow our account Airbnb_Inspiration on Instagram.

 

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Every day 1000's of accounts disappear from Airbnb. Do you have a backup plan? 

Airbnb's terms states that Airbnb has the right to remove or delete any listing and / or account without warning or reason. Many unfortunate hosts and guests have had their accounts removed. If your account gets deleted by Airbnb, there is often little or no chance to get it restored, do you have a backup plan?

 

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Tired of Airbnb fees?

Airbnb takes up to 20% of your profit. What if there is a way to avoid the fees and take the full profit? Read how to avoid Airbnb fees here
 
 

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Boost your Airbnb ranking

Boost your Airbnb ranking and get more bookings with Airbnb SEO tips from our most successful Airbnb hosts

 

 

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These are the worlds most expensive Airbnb's

Check out our collection of the most expensive Airbnb locations in the world for a luxury vacation destination nonpareil (all prices are cost per night). These are the worlds most expensive Airbnb listings

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We're featuring the most unique and beautiful Airbnbs, vacation rentals and hotels worldwide. Vote for your favorite to become Airbnb of the week here and add your own listing to the competition.
 
 

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Learning Hub Resources on Coping with COVID-19

With the international traveling restrictions that have been imposed and travelers canceling trips, you might feel worried about what lies ahead for your business. To help you ease your anxiety and support your business growth in these hard times, we’ve put together useful resources and checklists.

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Top list of Top Airbnb Blogs, websites and influencers of 2020 is now ready

Feedspot has sifted through the search and social metrics of thousands of Airbnb Blogs worldwide. They curate a yearly list of blogs that are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information. We are humbled to announce that The Airbnb Tips Blog has been chosen as one of the Top Ten Airbnb Blogs of 2020 by Feedspot

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Airbnb instagram marketing

If your property matches our style, we’ll add it to our website, and may feature it across our social media channels as well — all free of charge. See more here: Airbnb instagram  marketing tips

 

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How to cancel a guest reservation in Your Vacation Rental

When you have to cancel a booking, there are a few things you can do to avoid a negative review and still keep the guest happy. Read more here
 
 

Airbnb phone numbers by contry

Airbnb brags about their 24/7 open customer service, but numbers are well hidden on their website. So, we're making it easy for you and providing all Airbnb local phone numbers by country

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What are the Airbnb superhost requirements?

All about the new Airbnb superhost requirements - and how to reach them (updated November 2020)
 
 
 

Airbnb alternatives

Increase your booking by listing your vacation rental on popular sites such as Tripadvisor, Booking.com homestays or Apartmentscombined.  See the full list of the most popular and trusted Airbnb alternatives and Airbnb competitor sites here.  

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How to become an Airbnb Superhost

After a quarter with lots of hard work, we once again earned the Airbnb Superhost Badge. In 2018 we hosted 267 guests, earned 5 star reviews 85% of the time with no cancellations. See our top tips for keeping our Airbnb guests happy here: How to become an Airbnb superhost

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Booking now allows Airbnb properties on their site

Now Airbnb hosts and vacation rental owners can add their properties to the worlds biggest search engine, Booking.com. It's fast, free and easy.  In this article we'll give advice on how to build a strong profile on booking.com and how to integrate Airbnb and Booking.com to avoid manual updates and double bookings: Airbnb + Booking.com integration 

 

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Get more Airbnb bookings with these simple steps

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 bookings from Airbnb

Beginners guide to Airbnb

  • 12 Tips for First-Time Airbnb Travelers 12 Tips for First-Time Airbnb Travelers

    by Noel McCarthy, Sterifab Staff Writer   “To travel is to live”, said Hans Christian Anderson. And he was right. And there’s no better way than to become an Airbnb traveler. Airbnb is an exciting (and cost-effective) way to see the world. To visit those cities you’ve only heard...

  • What are Airbnb service fees What are Airbnb service fees

    The Airbnb service fee is a percentage of each confirmed booking charged by Airbnb to provide services like 24/7 customer support and credit card processing. The Airbnb service fee consits of 2 parts:  The Airbnb host service fee The Airbnb Guest service fee In addition comes Fees for...

  • Airbnb amenities that should be provided to guests Airbnb amenities that should be provided to guests

    Here are our top tips of items you should always provide your Airbnb guests, room by room:  GENERAL: A house manual. Print out a brief guide to how all the things in your home work. Include info on the check out procedure, nearby places to eat, interesting things to see, shops, etc A guest...

  • How to become a member of Airbnb How to become a member of Airbnb

    1) Sign up with Airbnb. It’s fast and easy to sign up with Airbnb. You can connect with your Facebook profile or your email. For travellers: Use this link and get $50 / €45 off your first trip See also: How do I get my house on Airbnb? 2) Profile details. Fill out your profile and...

  • How do I get my house on Airbnb How do I get my house on Airbnb

    Many people ask us “How do I get my house on Airbnb?”. By following the simple steps below you’ll have your property listed in minutes. We’ll also tell you how to avoid the most common pitfalls for new hosts. Sign up with Airbnb. It’s fast and easy to sign up with Airbnb. You can connect with your...

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  • 03/26/2021 20:22

    How to set up broadband and WiFi for an Airbnb

    If you’re fortunate enough to own a holiday home or Airbnb, offering internet access or WiFi is essential. Whether for your own use or for paying guests, some form of internet access is a necessity. That’s what this article is all about: setting up broadband and WiFi for an Airbnb...

  • 06/21/2020 09:00

    Learn how to find the best cleaning company for your vacationrental

    Improving cleaning efficiency is at the forefront of the mind of any host now. Are you thinking about hiring a professional cleaning service to take cleanings to a new level? Learn how to find the best cleaning company for your vacationrental    

  • 03/18/2020 21:41

    Hospitality Expert Tips: Designing the Ideal Bed for your Guests

    Author bio: Guest post contributed by the Downlite Bedding team. Downlite designs, manufactures, and markets comfort bedding for major hotel chains, airbnb hosts, and consumers. The family-owned business is an industry leader with three generations of product-knowledge and...

  • 03/04/2020 19:20

    How to give your Airbnb guests a great check-in experience

    The check-in is probably the most important part of a guest’s stay. The impression that they have when they first arrive will affect how they view the rest of their stay - and any problems checking in could lead to unhappy guests and negative feedback. On the Airbnb Tips Blog this week, we've...

  • 02/02/2020 06:32

    How landlords can use AirBnB to beef up their second property income

    As profit margins on AirBnB rentals are higher than with longer term lets, many landlords are becoming interested in replacing standard letting arrangements with a series of AirBnB rentals on buy-to-let properties. Given the recency of this trend, mortgage providers and legislators have not set out...

  • 01/31/2020 13:49

    How to provide the right pillows as an Airbnb host

    As an Airbnb host you have a lot of responsibilities; don’t overlook an important one - providing the right pillows for your guests. Pillows are an indispensable accessory for your rental home Your guests will likely be tired after traveling and will find immediate comfort on the correct...

  • 11/21/2019 12:24

    10 tips for being a top Airbnb host

    An increasing number of people are renting accommodation for flexible rentals and short term rather than spending time in hostels and hotels, meaning that the property management industry is growing at a fast pace. All hosts should be aware of this, especially if they plan to rent their...

  • 09/07/2019 14:07

    What are the Airbnb superhost benefits (updated September 2019)

    Many people ask us what the Airbnb superhost benefits are. Here's a complete overview of the Airbnb superhost benefits and superhost requirements, updated September 2019. Airbnb launched their Superhost program in 2016 to reward their most devoted hosts with a special VIP status. The creation...

  • 09/06/2019 01:00

    Airbnb sustainable hosting

    With the news that we are headed for a major climate disaster, eco-friendly products should be on everyone’s mind. So we switch out our plastic straws for reusable ones, conserve water while we brush our teeth, but what about hotel bedding for our airbnb guests?   Look for products...

  • 09/04/2019 18:19

    The strangest Airbnb listings in the world

    Looking for something uniqe and different?  This is simply a collection of the strangest, weirdest, most unique, cheapest or most expensive Airbnb's in the world: 

  • 08/07/2019 17:59

    The most expensive Airbnbs in the world

    If you're willing to pay up to $10 000 for an overnight stay at an Airbnb, you should consider the following listings:

  • 07/31/2019 21:37

    What are the airbnb superhost requirements - and how to reach them

    The airbnb superhost requirements explained the easy way: (updated November 2020)   Hosted at least 10 trips You must have a 90% response rate or higher Received a 5-star review at least 80% of the time you’ve been reviewed, as long as at least half of the guests who stayed with you...

  • 07/29/2019 08:29

    Airbnb SEO tips and strategies

    Airbnb SEO tips and strategies - the ultimate guide.  Updated August 2019   Do you want more bookings from Airbnb? It’s easier than you think. In this article I’ll show you how to get more bookings from Airbnb by optimizing your Airbnb listing for search, also called Airbnb SEO...

  • 07/17/2019 10:44

    The 2019-2020 Guide to Vacation rental Marketing

         The 2019-2020 Guide to Vacation rental Marketing is now out.  More than 1,000 hosts have already put these tips into action and are seeing real results.  Tons of tips to increase your revenue and marketing strategies. Read the practical manual here. 

  • 06/07/2019 10:25

    Top Airbnb blogs to follow updated November 2020

    Airbnb blogs are a great source to knowledge, and when you’re an Airbnb host, staying up-to-date and continuing to learn is extremely important to success. But with so many blogs offering tips and tricks,what are the best blogs?   Luckily, Feedspot has sifted through the...

  • 10/08/2018 18:17

    Join the coFounder Club of FullyBooked.world

    You’re passionate about the vacation rental industry and understand that it can be a very lucrative space to play. Who doesn’t enjoy,residual income. And as a zealous traveler you have a knack and keen eye for what people want.   NOW discover a fantastic opportunity with coFounder Club...

  • 10/08/2018 14:08

    5-Star Quality Sleep At Your Airbnb

      We’ve all experienced the phenomena before. You spend some time in a hotel and come away feeling like you’ve slept better during your stay than you ever have in your own bed. You’re rested, relaxed, more zen and you’d like to keep it going. So you take a picture of your pillow tag, you talk...

  • 07/22/2018 00:01

    Airbnb keyword search

      The Airbnb Keyword Search is gone.  Airbnb wants people to view more properties which is good for analytics and good for generating serendipitous sales because people get incentivised with different locations rather than solely relying on features.  Security and/or privacy could...

  • 05/17/2018 11:09

    What will Airbnb guests expect from my property?

        What will Airbnb guests expect from my property? If you are looking to be a great Airbnb host and ensure your guests have a comfortable stay, there are a few key things that you should try to provide for them. Although some of the things in this list may appear obvious, it is...

  • 04/25/2018 09:28

    The more you know: hotel bedding

    Author bio: Guest post contributed by the Downlite Bedding team. Downlite designs, manufactures, and markets comfort bedding for major hotel chains, airbnb hosts, and consumers. The family-owned business is an industry leader with three generations of product-knowledge and experience.   After...

  • 04/05/2018 19:44

    Prepare your Airbnb property to wow your guests

      Perfect your Airbnb listing One of the key factors in becoming a successful host is attracting enough guests to your property. You also want these guests to be the sort that will treat your home as their own and leave it in a good clean condition when they vacate. Therefore, you need to make...

  • 02/10/2018 14:49

    3 ways hosting on Airbnb changed my life

      Back in 2013 I had decided that I wanted to leave The Netherlands, the country where I was born and raised. Both my parents are from the Cape Verde islands, and I felt that for me, that was where I needed to be.  I wanted to get to know the country better, spend much more time with my...

  • 02/08/2018 20:08

    the meth breaker

    The Meth Breaker - The Real Time Methamphetamine Detection Alarm Here at Global Meth Solutions, our number one priority is to ensure your investment is protected against the use and manufacture of methamphetamine (ice).  Give your guests the confidence that their health and safety is not at...

  • 01/10/2018 10:37

    How to become an Airbnb Superhost

    In 2018 we hosted 267 guests, earned 5 star reviews 85% of the time with no cancellations. In january 2019 we earned the Airbnb Superhost badge.   Apart from the usual Airbnb Superhost Requirements, this is our top tips for becoming an Airbnb superhost. See also: 20 Airbnb...

  • 01/08/2018 22:18

    The Most Expensive Airbnb’s in America’s Top Destinations

    Having a well kept, smartly advertise Airbnb listing is imperative if you want to make money renting your property. As you probably know, people will pay more for luxury, or even perceived luxury, if marketed correctly.   That being said, our friends at Simply Self Storage recently compiled a...

  • 12/31/2017 13:07

    How Airbnb hosts can protect themselves using background searches

    How Airbnb hosts can protect themselves using background searches We all love easy and affordable places to stay, it makes travelling that much more easier. That’s why we all love Airbnb. You get what you need for what you can afford, with virtually no hassle. It lets you let out your spare...

  • 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...

  • 07/25/2017 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...

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This Airbnb blog is written by experienced Airbnb hosts with a real passion for hosting. We write about a wide range of topics, from how to style your vacation rental to Airbnb marketing tips. We'll also serve you news and updates from the vacation rental industry. 
 
This blog was started by Jan, Airbnb host since 2011. When he first put his spare room on the Airbnb platform, there were 45 properties for rent in his area. Now, 9 years later, in 2020, there are more than 7500 properties for rent in the same area. 
 
This unofficial Airbnb blog is run by dedicated Airbnb hosts, for Airbnb hosts. We believe the Airbnb host community should support eachother and learn from eachother. If you'd like to contribute to our blog, please drop us a line. 

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The Best Airbnb Blogs from thousands of Airbnb blogs on the web using search and social metrics. Subscribe to these websites because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information. Check out the Top Airbnb Blogs  - updated August 2019

 

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Vacation rental and Airbnb news

  • Airbnb is changing the host fee structure Airbnb is changing the host fee structure

    As you may have heard, Airbnb is changing the host fee structure and it will be mandatory for some countries as of December 7th. There are less than 3 weeks now. In the new simplified pricing structure, there will be no service fee visible to the guest and the host will pay 15% from the total...

  • The Art of Airbnb Messaging: 8 Proven Ways to Enhance the Guest Experience The Art of Airbnb Messaging: 8 Proven Ways to Enhance the Guest Experience

    Airbnb messaging strategy is one of the key points for getting new reservations. Guests always appreciate fast and smooth messaging with the host before, during and even after their stay. Check our Airbnb messaging tips, which will help to exceed guests' expectations and save your valuable...

  • 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.  The app was recently launced and you can get a detailed report on your Airbnb's ranking position on a daily or weekly basis:¨  www.yourporter.com/search  See also: 10 Airbnb SEO tips to...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • Flipkey by Tripadisor Flipkey by Tripadisor

    Tripadvisor is the largest travel site in the world with millions of users worldwide.  Tripadvisor is a m u st join for any vacation rental owner wanting more bookings. Tripadvisor has just launced it's free-to-list program, making it possible for private and professional...

  • Hotelscombined Hotelscombined

    Hotel search engine with also a wide range of apartments offered. This site searches through all majord accommodation sites and always returns the best price. Hosts can add their properties for free, guests gets a price guarantee on bookings.  After making your search, use the filter...

  • Booking.com Homestays Booking.com Homestays

    Booking.com, one of the largest hotel search engines in the world, has just lauched it's own Homestay section to compete with Airbnb and other similar concepts. It's free for vacation rental owners to add their properties and travelers can search among 10 000's of Homestays worldwide.  Booking...

  • Homestay Homestay

    Homestay.com is a worldwide booking platform where anyone can book a homestay including tourists, leisure travellers, students, interns, people relocating for work or those who simply want to experience local culture and meet local people when they travel.

  • VRBO / Homeaway VRBO / Homeaway

    VRBO is on of the most popular vacation rental sites in the US with over more than 1 million listings. You can rent everything from cabins & condos to castles or villas. 

Top Airbnb articles 2020

  • How to Write an Airbnb Welcome Letter: A Formula for Success How to Write an Airbnb Welcome Letter: A Formula for Success

    An Airbnb welcome letter can share important details with your guests while also making them feel comfortable in your rental. Find out how a welcome letter can improve your guest communication and what to include in your letter to leave a lasting impression. An Airbnb welcome letter can win your...

  • How real estate photos differ from generic photography, and what that means for your STR How real estate photos differ from generic photography, and what that means for your STR

    Most guests search the web to look for captivating photos that fire up their excitement for their next trip. As noted by an airbnb host, browsing for a vacation rental “is like online dating...nobody reads the profile, it’s all about the photos”.    I don’t need to tell you the...

  • Increase Your Vacation Rental Revenue With Upsells Increase Your Vacation Rental Revenue With Upsells

    6 Ways to Increase Your Vacation Rental Revenue With Upsells.Vacation rental bookings rarely stay steady year-round. Everyone has their busy and slow seasons. Furthermore,  given the recent travel changes since COVID-19, many vacation rental owners are looking for new ways to increase revenue...

  • 5 Tips To Level-Up Your Airbnb Photos 5 Tips To Level-Up Your Airbnb Photos

    Author: Connor Griffiths | Lifty Life Vacation Rental Management Your Airbnb photos are one of the most important parts of your listing; which is why it’s surprising to still see such poor quality on so many Airbnb listings. Trust me you won’t regret taking a few extra minutes to take some...

  • A Complete Guide to Vacation Rental Property Management Fees A Complete Guide to Vacation Rental Property Management Fees

    Learn everything you need to know about vacation rental property management fees, from how it's structured and the services that it covers, to pros and cons. When hiring a property manager or property management company to oversee your vacation rental, it’s important to understand how vacation...

  • 7 Tips on Reopening Your Vacation Rental Business 7 Tips on Reopening Your Vacation Rental Business

    As people begin to resume travel plans and start taking trips again, vacation rental owners all over the globe are anxious to get back to business. Many are going the extra mile to appeal to eager travelers, finally fill those vacancies, and make up for all of the last-minute cancellations and lost...

  • The Pro-Hosts Guide to Optimizing Your Airbnb Listings [9 Practical Checklists] The Pro-Hosts Guide to Optimizing Your Airbnb Listings [9 Practical Checklists]

    Does your Airbnb listing stand out from the crowd? To gain more visibility on the platform and start securing more reservations you need in the first place to improve the key aspects of your listing. Here are 9 practical checklists to help your Airbnb listing reach its full potential. Read more...

  • HOW MUCH IS AIRBNB REALLY COSTING YOU? HOW MUCH IS AIRBNB REALLY COSTING YOU?

    Airbnb is undoubtedly one of the biggest travel startups to emerge from the sharing economy in recent years. In fact, there are over seven million listings worldwide on the platform and on average over 2 million guests stay on Airbnb every night. Its unparalleled success is, in large part, due to...

  • Free Vacation Rental Software guide Free Vacation Rental Software guide

    As soon as your vacation rental property transforms into your main business, it's important to optimize all processes within it. Luckily, software tools and applications can come to help. Here are the answers to the 4 main questions about choosing free vacation rental management software. Read more...

  • 5 Steps to Getting a 5-star Rating on Airbnb 5 Steps to Getting a 5-star Rating on Airbnb

    Airbnb is a community where an owner’s success is primarily driven by feedback and his or her track record. These testimonials resemble on-line references that can aid or injure your future business significantly. Some small slip-ups or errors can impact your ratings for a long time, and even...

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  • 07/05/2020 08:59

    How to Use Pinterest to Promote Your Airbnb Listing

    Pinterest is one of the most underutilized but most powerful tools to promote your vacation rental outside of Airbnb. See our tips about how to use Pinterest to promote listings from Maeva Cifuentes, Head of Content at Get Paid For Your Pad: If you’re like a lot of Airbnb hosts, you’re...

  • 02/10/2020 11:37

    Airbnb host? Get a free promotion

      Would you like a free promotion of your Airbnb listing?  Today there are tons of Airbnb listings out there and it can be hard to stand out and gain a decent amount of exposure, views and bookings. The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has not made the situation any better.  Now is your...

  • 10/12/2019 19:50

    Avoid Airbnb fees - the ultimate guide

    Airbnb takes up to 20% of your profit.  What if there was a simple way to keep those money?  In this article we'll show you several ways to avoid those fees and keep more of your hard earned money. 1) Get your own vacation rental website The first thing you must do to avoid Airbnb fees is...

  • 12/18/2018 22:06

    Top 20 Vacation Rental Software

      Here are some of the widely used vacation rental tools and software you can take a look at. They'll help you manage your vacation rental business, such as syncing bookings from different channels, taking online bookings, reservation management, website builders and much more.  You can...

  • 08/03/2017 22:36

    Airbnb phone numbers by contry

    Airbnb brags about their 24/7 open customer service, but 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 1111 United States...

  • 02/25/2017 00:28

    We'll help you list your vacation rental

    Do you own a vacation rental? We'll help you list your vacation rental at all the biggest and most trusted vacation rental sites worldwide. These includes: Flipkey by Tripadvisor / Holidaylettings Booking Airbnb Homeaway Roomorama VRBO Sailo (for boat owners). Get a $100 coupon if signing...

  • 01/16/2017 21:50

    Advertise boats on Airbnb

    Did you know you can advertise boats and yachts on Airbnb? If you've got a boat and people can spend the night in it, earn some good extra money by putting it on Airbnb. Other sites to advertise your boats on are Tripadvisor and Sailo (the Airbnb for boats)  

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