Have you ever considered boosting your income while you're away visiting your loved ones for the holidays? Hosts across the us have been sharing their spaces on Airbnb for well over a decade and it is proving to be a vital tool to earn extra income. Recently, Airbnb Superhost, Stephanie Goodloe conducted a satellite media tour to talk about the Airbnb 2023 Winter Release and her experience hosting on Airbnb.
A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/D_19ZgLd3RI
On November 8, following a year of near continuous improvements based on community feedback, Airbnb announced its 2023 Winter Release, which brings increased transparency and reliability across the platform, and so much more – just in time for holiday travel.
Airbnb has more than 7 million homes all over the world. Each home is one-of-a-kind, and this uniqueness is what sets Airbnb apart. But with so much variety, it can be hard to know what you’re going to get. This is why many people prefer hotels, and it’s the #1 obstacle preventing them from booking on Airbnb.
Airbnb introduced three major upgrades to help guests understand exactly what to expect before they book:
Introducing Guest Favorites
The best way to find a great place to stay is by knowing which homes guests love the most. That’s why Airbnb created Guest Favorites—a collection of the 2 million most-loved homes on Airbnb based on ratings, reviews, and reliability data from over half a billion trips.
Great ratings and reviews
Easy to discover on Airbnb
Nearly two-thirds of Guest Favorites come from Superhosts, who’ve been recognized for their track record of outstanding hospitality.
Revamped ratings and reviews
Guests have left over 371 million reviews about their stays on Airbnb. These ratings and reviews are the best way to understand the quality of a home. But today, there is limited information on the ratings page, and it’s hard for guests to find reviews that are relevant to them. The redesigned ratings page includes three new features that make reviews easier to read and much more helpful.
More review details
Introducing the Listings tab
Managing a listing is one of the most essential parts of hosting because it’s how guests learn about a home. In fact, listings with more details can get up to 20% more bookings. But many listings are missing the details guests care about because adding them has been too difficult. That’s why Airbnb is introducing the Listings tab—a set of new tools for Hosts to easily manage their listing and showcase the details of their home.
AI-powered photo tour
Smart lock integration
Even more upgrades for Hosts
In addition to the new Listings tab, the 2023 Winter Release includes even more upgrades for Hosts.
New earnings dashboard
New options for Co–Host payouts
New Co-Host messaging
Hosts can try new features today by enrolling in Airbnb Early Access. Smart lock integration will be coming to Early Access for listings in the US and Canada later this year. Pricing visibility and compare prices will be available next year.
For more information on the latest upgrades, please visit www.airbnb.com/release, and check out all of the 2023 Winter Release Highlights. If you're interested in becoming a host, visit airbnb.com/host to sign up.
About Stephanie Goodloe
Stephanie Goodloe is an Airbnb Superhost of a cottage in Prescott, Arizona. After moving into her new home in 2014, she convinced her husband that renovating the cottage in the back of their property would be a great way to supplement their mortgage and generate some additional income. Almost 10 years later, her listing has over 500+ 5 star reviews – and hosting has given her the freedom to raise her family while exploring other entrepreneurial adventures. Above all, she really enjoys having a space where guests can enjoy their vacation while feeling at home and comfortable.
Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home and has since grown to 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer one-of-a-kind stays and unique Experiences that make it possible for guests to experience the world in a more authentic, connected way.