Airbnb has released various changes this summer of 2022, which each host is recommended to know and keep in mind. These rules and all changes have been released to ensure that both guests and hosts have a wonderful experience.
Why should every host be aware of these new functions or terms? Airbnb hosts can get many new guests, and they can find new ways of getting better income as a host. In addition to that, having a clearer picture ensures that you can prevent guests from abusing your abilities.
Plus, each change has something to do with the host. As discussed in the previous article, Airbnb Categories, Split Stays, and AirCover all affect the host in various ways. Here are several other changes that Airbnb hosts should be aware of during this quarter:
Airbnb Refund Policy Shifts
Airbnb has recently released a significant change in their refund policy which will affect many hosts. Essentially, an Airbnb host may be required to refund a guest when the platform is reimbursing costs or finding different accommodation for that very guest.
This shift in Airbnb's refund policy is in conjunction with the new AirCover, specifically under the Get-What-You-Booked Guarantee. However, this doesn't intervene with the platform's ability to refund you the money if a guest cancels or does not show up.
Coronavirus Cancellation Policy Ending
Airbnb had the option of canceling a guest's reservations if the guest had contracted coronavirus within seven days of their stay, along with other clauses. Instead of an addition to those terms, Airbnb has decided to end the previous cancellation policy altogether this summer.
With the cancellation policy ending, Airbnb will no longer be in charge of dictating the cancellation. In addition, hosts can now use their own discretion when it comes to deciding whether or not they will cancel reservations.
Cleaning and disinfection standards will still remain, though. This is because bringing your guests a safe and healthy experience is still a top priority for the platform, so hosts are encouraged to continue its practices.
Anti-Party Measures for Occasions
Airbnb has been strict this summer with anti-party measures, which they had extended to Memorial Day Weekend of 2022. Parties are restricted to the host's private residence, and the host must affirm information such as age and report any damage.
This comes in light of handling the pandemic and limiting contact, as well as the platform receiving several complaints regarding the noise level of the parties, resulting in the implementation of this restriction.
It's important to keep these policies in mind as the 4th of July approaches, with hosts encouraged to advise their guests of the new anti-party measure and the ideal gathering. Provide alternatives to ensure that your guests will still have a fulfilling and quiet stay at your property to celebrate that occasion, as well as their own personal events.
Hosts should truly know all the details of the many changes that Airbnb is bringing this summer. With these changes in place, enjoy the advantages that come with being on the platform. But with that being said, hosts can still get more help to achieve the best results.
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