Did you see the announcement on the 100+ upgrades across Airbnb in May?
A few weeks ago, Airbnb leaders and Host Community Leaders held an event for local US Host Clubs to discuss what these changes mean for Hosts. It was great to see @Christine615 and @Melodie-And-John0 participating in the chat.
A highlight of the event for me were the insights on how the travel landscape is developing both globally and locally and I wanted to share some of these with you here. This is based on analysing booking data and surveying 10,000 consumers across 5 countries. Here’s what we learnt about the US:
Freedom to travel
Guests are looking to travel in a flexible way
Unique stays are on the rise
State specific news
Host Demos. We did a deeper dive into 3 new features: Inbox, Arrival Guides, and the Today Tab. Many Hosts were excited to see the improvements to Inbox, such as scheduled messages. For more information on the announcements made by CEO, Brian Chesky on May 24th, check out this article.
While there’s lots to consider when hosting depending on your local state rules and regulations, we can all agree that it’s exciting to learn about the changes happening in the way we travel. Don’t forget, if you would like to connect with your local Host Club, find your Club here.
What did you find most interesting about these travel trends?
Hiya @Helen427 ,
The countries surveyed were Australia, France, Mexico, UK and US. You can learn lots more about the survey and our findings in this article: https://news.airbnb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2021/05/Airbnb-Report-on-Travel-Living.pdf