To help local communities better understand the positive impact of Airbnb and home sharing on their economy, we’ve developed a new resource to support governments and tourism organizations. The all-new City Portal provides access to valuable insights, tools, and resources to support healthy tourism—and make it easier for local communities to work with Airbnb.
Through partnering with cities, we can help governments better understand—and build more trust with—Airbnb, which benefits hosts. We also plan to highlight hosts in future versions of City Portal to showcase the value that hosting can bring to local communities.
Because these efforts only matter if they’re supported by a strong tourism industry, City Portal will also provide insights and resources to help local tourism organizations rebuild the tourism economy in a sustainable way and drive more travel to the area.
Over time, we hope to help more local communities learn how their economies can benefit from home sharing. In the meantime, we’re answering some of the questions you may have about City Portal.
Find out more in this Resource Center article.
"Only government officials and marketers at tourism organizations who’ve been approved by Airbnb will have access to City Portal. "
OK, thanks for information.
One great way to help build more trust with comunities would be, if airbnb CS wouldn't allow guests who threw a party to leave reviews . Bc if they are allowed to leave a review, they may do it again, knowing full well that they can blackmail hosts with their ability to write reviews.
Each an every guest who disturbes the neighborhood, no matter how, should always loose the right to leave a review.
Also, guests who got evicted should not get their money back for the nights not used.
"Through partnering with cities, we can help governments better understand—and build more trust with—Airbnb, which benefits hosts. Governments can use this information to understand Airbnb’s footprint in their community"
So you're finally going to start voluntarily handing over the data that will help local governments quickly and easily identify and eliminate the battalions of rogue hosts and hundreds of thousands of illegal listings that you've allowed to infiltrate, overrun and destroy their cities for the past several years, then..??
Cool story, bros!
Mwahahahaha. The variables that will go into the algorithm for that resource will be very tightly controlled to show only the positives and fit ABB's preferred narrative. It's true value will be meaningless. Just take a look at how this announcement itself has been worded - "home-sharing" as if ABB is all about and only about home-sharing. Gosh they do like to ply that line when it suits them. Couldn't be further from the truth. Seriously, too funny for words.
@Ian-And-Anne-Marie0 Can just see the IPO checklist being ticked off in corporate.
Extenuating Circumstances Policy fixed - check (fail, they left off the elephant in the room, pandemic, but at least they are making some effort around travel insurance so a brownie point for that bit at least)
Community Support for ABB's role in tourism - check (fail, government officials and the community generally are not that stupid, but hey, it's an oh so transparent PR tool)
Company Branding as primarily home sharing - check (fail, oh my gosh, is that the sympathy vote they're going for)
Can't wait to see what's next on the IPO pre-launch checklist.
Btw, wouldn't recommend buying the IPO at release, just wait about a month or so, loads of institutional investors will convince people to buy in, but expect the launch price will collapse in the weeks following. Likely to be a better buy entry after 1-3 months post launch.