As an Airbnb host, it's important to keep up with the latest changes and updates from the company. This helps ensure that you're providing the best possible experience for your guests and helps avoid any potential problems.
Airbnb has made a number of changes and updates over the past year, and there are more to come in 2023. Here are some of the things that Airbnb hosts should remember from the last year for the upcoming year:
1) Airbnb Set Up Feature
One of the best things about Airbnb is that it is extremely easy to set up. All you need is a property that meets Airbnb's standards and a few photos. There's a new Airbnb Set Up where newer hosts can connect with the veterans known as Superhost, who are ready to help and guide you through the process. Once you create a listing, travelers can start having your space booked.
2) Airbnb Fast Pay Feature
Airbnb is making it even easier for hosts to get paid for their rentals with the launch of Fast Pay. With Fast Pay, hosts can choose to receive their payments instantly instead of waiting for the usual payout schedule. This is a great option for hosts who need access to their earnings right away, and it's also a great way to avoid any potential delays in payments.
3) Airbnb Categories
With the introduction of categories, hosts can now list their space as an entire home, private room, or shared space. However, they weren't able to see which one their property fell under. However, this newer update to Airbnb categories makes it easier for hosts to find which category their listing is filed under, which they can plan around and promote.
4) Airbnb Review Management
Airbnb has a review system in place that allows guests to leave feedback for their hosts. This is a great way to hold hosts accountable for their actions and to help other guests make informed decisions about who they book with. However, hosts can now read through reviews of their guests to figure out other people's experiences of having them in their property rental.
5) Airbnb AirCover Updates
Airbnb AirCover is your best bet for a worry-free hosting experience, thanks to these new features and enhancements:
Increased Damage Protection. AirCover will introduce increased coverage that applies to any damages that occur during a guest's stay, regardless of whether they are caused by negligence or not. So if a guest accidentally breaks a vase or spills red wine on your carpet, you won't have to worry about being out of pocket for the repairs.
New Guest Screening Features. In addition to increased damage protection, there will also be new screening features that entail guest verification. In conjunction with the aforementioned review management, these new features will help you make sure that everyone who stays with you is a responsible traveler.
Simplified Aircover Claim Filing. Filing an insurance claim can be a hassle. That's why we're simplifying the process for Airbnb AirCover claims, with people able to file a claim directly through the Airbnb app. This will allow you to get the help you need quickly and easily without having to go through a third-party insurer.
It's important to make sure that our guests have the best possible experience when using Airbnb. Hosts should be able to know the new updates to the app that can improve their experience.