What You Should Know As an Airbnb Business Travel Ready Host
I just got an email from Airbnb yesterday( 2/26/18) stating that they are effectively sunsetting Business Ready Travel badge. If you are not familiar, then you should head over to this blog post to learn more about business travel.
What does this mean for you as An Airbnb Business Travel Host?
The Business Travel Ready status will no longer be visible on your listing page. If you qualify for the work collection, we’ll automatically include your listing and make it instantly searchable by business travelers.
As you may know, 60-70% of my Airbnb guests are business travelers. I am curious to know how this will affect hosts that are like me.
Part of their claim is that business listings get a boost and seasonal bookings.
(read their full blog here).
How to be featured in “Work Collection”
If you have multiple units, then select the unit that you would like to work on. For example, one of my listings needs a TV and a flexible or moderate cancellation policy. I have my settings on strict.
Here are the things that you’ll need to have in order to be featured.
- Essentials: towels, bed sheets, soap, toilet paper, and pillows
- Hair Dryer
- Laptop Friendly Workspace: a table or desk with space for a laptop and a chair that’s comfortable to work in
- Smoke Detector
- Flexible or Moderate
Your listing must maintain a 4.8 overall rating or higher in the past 365 days, with 5 or more reviews. You must also maintain an average check-in rating of 4.8 or higher.
Listing and property type
Your listing must be classified as an entire home, a private room with a private bath, or a private room with an ensuite bath.
I’ll be keeping track!
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