Unpacking Airbnb’s Latest Platform Update (Episode 309)

Airbnb Hosts Hanging Out in the Kitchen

“What is your moment of truth?” – Brian Chesky, CEO, Airbnb, Inc.

Today, we unpack Airbnb’s 2023 winter platform update, featuring: Guest Favorites, revamped reviews, a New Listings tab, enhanced pricing and payouts, expanded co-hosting support, smart lock integration, and much more.

Plus, we touch on what it all means for the future for hosts, co-hosts, guests, and the short-term rental industry as a whole. What do you think of the updates? We’d love to hear from you by email at hi@thanksforvisiting.me.

(01:29) #STRShareSunday: @thepineconehouse

(03:37) What’s New to Airbnb in Winter 2023?

(09:32) Improvements & Additions for Hosts 

(14:15) Consolidation of Communication: One-Stop Shop?

(20:00) Changes to the Airbnb Earnings Dashboard

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Bring on the games! We know not everyone can do this – but the hosts of this property have done an amazing job turning their garage into a multi-purpose game room. We’ve got poker, puzzles, foosball, darts, jenga, and all kinds of outdoor games too. We love their cute branded coffee mugs and the fact that they promote their EV charger, as that will likely be a more sought after amenity in the near future. They also do a great job of featuring the lake and outdoor vibe in their Instagram content. 

Together, Annette & Sarah are the dynamic duo behind the wildly popular podcast Thanks For Visiting, co-creators of the Hosting Business Mastery Method, & seasoned short-term-rental hosts.

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