In a recent interview with CNBC, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky issued a call to hosts everywhere when he stated, “we think there’s going to be a travel rebound coming that’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen.” With families staying closer to home and booking longer stays, consumers are eager to spend more on flexcations that promise exceptional hospitality and relaxation. Read on for our list of easy tips for updating your Airbnb, VRBO, or short-term rental for the vacation rebound!
Are you ready for the travel surge? How to elevate your short-term rental for the vacation rebound
1. Review Your Reviews
Listen to what guests are telling you and use that feedback as an opportunity for improvement. Are renters raving about your luxury linens, stellar views, or clawfoot bathtub? Be sure to feature those elements prominently in your listing. Is your wifi constantly acting up? It may be time to invest in a booster for those working remotely.
2. Amenities Matter
According to an Airbnb consumer survey, the majority of travelers say amenities are a top priority for an exceptional stay. Adding luxe toiletries, a throw blanket, and cozy pillows can go a long way when it comes to delivering that at-home-but-better vibe. Take it a step further with branded takeaways or welcome goodies.
3. Surprise and Delight
Have you ever been subjected to the sadness of a hotel bathroom coffee maker? If so, you know the difference a nice coffee or tea set up can make while away from home. Simple touches like local refreshments and fresh flowers make a huge difference when it comes to improving the quality of a guest’s stay (and their pending review).
4. Access is Everything
Have you checked your wifi password lately? Does your bedroom offer easy-to-reach outlets for charging devices? Make sure that comfort and ease of access are within reach. That includes everything from logging on and local tourism tips to tissue boxes and extra pillows.
5. Make a Great Bed
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