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Ultimate Guide to Providing Broadband Internet in Your Airbnb Property

Airbnb has been a revolution for the hospitality industry. With regular homeowners able to list properties for temporary lets, the platform has been a boom with modern […]
August 4, 2021

From Hectic Host to Millionaire Manager

Airbnb hosts pay attention...there's a brand new online event coming up called From Hectic Host to Millionaire Manager. This FREE event will take place on Thursday August […]
February 3, 2021

Work in Paradise: Airbnb Trends Towards Remote Workers in 2021

It's no secret that remote work has increased dramatically this year. This has caused one of the biggest Airbnb trends of the year – catering to […]
January 27, 2021

How To Setup Your Digital Airbnb Guidebook In 2021

Guests have more questions now than ever.  If you've traveled recently, you've probably had a few questions yourself. You're wondering if the Google hours at the […]
January 20, 2021

9 Lessons To Help You Grow Your Airbnb Business in 2021

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January 6, 2021

Prevent House Parties at Your Airbnb: Tips for 2021

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December 30, 2020

How to Make Your Airbnb Pet Friendly and Increase Revenue up to 25%

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December 22, 2020

Airbnb Demand Drivers Every Host Should Know in 2021

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December 16, 2020

Cohosting on Airbnb: Lessons From a Legend

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December 10, 2020

Investing in Short Term Rentals : Lessons From a Legend

I’ve been getting a ton of questions from you guys about investing in short term rentals,  and how to start growing your business.  So,  this month […]
November 15, 2020

7 Profitable Ways To Grow Your Direct Booking Website

Author: Keiran Griffiths | CMO Lifty Life Vacation Rentals Many short term rental operators are looking to improve their online visibility, rely less on the large […]
August 31, 2020

The New Traveler Persona: How to Stay Relevant to Your Target Market in 2020

The past few months mark an inflection point for the short-term rental industry. The world has changed, and so have traveler behaviors and expectations. There’s a new […]

Short-term rental hosts asked… And this week, Airbnb delivered, announcing 50-plus upgrades to the platform in its 2021 Winter Release.

So, what are the most important updates? And how do they impact you and your STR business?

On this episode of Get Paid for Your Pad, Eric and I share our top takeaways from Airbnb’s Winter Release, describing how Chesky’s team improved its host guarantee program—now known as AirCover.

We explore several of our favorite new features, including the accessibility review, pet fee option, in-app Wi-Fi speed test and short stay cleaning fee.

Listen in to understand how Airbnb’s ability to create community differentiates it from other OTAs and learn how YOU can benefit from the 50 new innovations on the platform!

Topics Covered

How Airbnb changed its host guarantee program

  • Pet damage, deep cleaning and income loss protection
  • 14-day filing window and quicker reimbursements

The updates we like that benefit guests on Airbnb

  • I’m (even more) flexible option
  • Accessibility review
  • Upgraded translation engine
  • Added property categories

The updates we like that benefit hosts on Airbnb

  • Getting started made simpler (10 steps)
  • Option to add pet fee
  • Easier to become Superhost
  • Additional support for Superhosts

What we like about Airbnb’s new verified Wi-Fi speed test tool

  • Helps work-from-home guests choose listings
  • No longer need ugly pic of Wi-Fi speed in photos

The benefit of Airbnb’s new short stay cleaning fee

  • Lower fees for guests on 1- or 2-night stays
  • Helps hosts fill in gaps on calendar

What differentiates Airbnb from other OTA platforms

  • Excel at design, marketing and creating community
  • Address host concerns through tech innovation


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November 12, 2021

The Airbnb Winter Release (Ep423)

  Short-term rental hosts asked… And this week, Airbnb delivered, announcing 50-plus upgrades to the platform in its 2021 Winter Release. So, what are the most important updates? […]