Bookings have just stopped

Anthony218
Level 2
England, United Kingdom

Bookings have just stopped

Been a AirBnB host (Superhost) for several properties over the last 7 years. 
My current properties 1 year anniversary was last month. 
Since the anniversary, I've noticed a HUGE drop in bookings. 
This is normally the busiest time of year for bookings. Has been like that on every property I've owned.

Now, nothing. 1 booking in the last 6 weeks...

 

It's not down to 'market saturation', seasonal lows, or anything like this.

It's 100% down to the fact that my property has suddenly become 'invisible' on the platform.

I'm presuming it dropped off a 'new property' list, as a result, no see/no book...

Has anyone dealt with this? How did you sort it?

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Helen3
Level 10
Bristol, United Kingdom

How do you know it's not down to market saturation/seasonal lows @Anthony218 

Anthony218
Level 2
England, United Kingdom

Hi Helen
Seasonal lows have never affected any of my properties over the last 7 years. My locations have always had year round appeal. 

Market saturation would show a percentage decrease, not a total stop in what has always been my busiest period for advance bookings.

I'm not getting last minute bookings, advance bookings, nothing. It's just stopped.

And, I've tried to search for my property and have friends search as well. The property has all but disappeared...

I've read other long terms hosts are having the same issues. Apparently, AirBnB have changed their search algorithm, which appears to no longer take into account 'Superhost' or 'Guest Favourite' making a lot of properties vanish from their search listings.

Dale1098
Level 2
Fayetteville, AR

That is because Airbnb are losing guests/travelers left and right because they are doing them wrong! I have many horror stories but this one is crazy! Imagine your a guest and you cancel your reservation and you do not get a refund EVEN IF THEY GET THE PROPERTY REBOOKED FOR THE SAME DATES! AIRBNB IS DOUBLE DIPPING! It is mainly Major property management companies that are getting away with this but AIRBNB IS ALLOWING IT! Which is even more crazy! Among other things lots of scams going on with Airbnb! But Airbnb is no longer safe for guests and travelers it is so sad! 

Zheng49
Level 10
Toronto, Canada

The november released changed the algorithms quite drastically. This combined with the removal of the superhost filter affected a lot of hosts. There's another topic on it with over 100+ posts.