Airbnb gets serious on long-term stays, denies hosts are finding new platforms

PhocusWire | April 01, 2020

Airbnb gets serious on long-term stays, denies hosts are finding new platforms
Airbnb is introducing a number of new tools to help push the platform more in the direction of long-term stays during the coronavirus crisis. The company says the move is to give hosts the chance to provide "local accommodation in these challenging times." It claims 80% of hosts now accept longer term stays and around half of its active listings are giving guests a discount on stays of one month or more. There has been a 20% increase in long-stay bookings on Airbnb in the last two weeks compared to the same period in 2019, it says.

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