Airbnb Launches New Features to Better Match Travelers with Hosts

 

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Today Airbnb announced their largest, global brand campaign – Live There – which will inspire travelers to reimagine what it is to travel (Photo: Business Wire)

Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, has unveiled the next chapter in its mission to change the way people travel, offering an alternative to mass produced tourism. Beginning today, Airbnb is rolling out an updated app, with a range of new features.

The new app includes features such as

  1. Bespoke Matching – each traveler will see different results based on their unique preferences.
  2. Neighborhood Matching – travelers will be matched with the best neighborhood for their interest, from nightlife to family friendly
  3. Guidebooks –  created by hosts to showcase vetted local favourite spots

“Our hosts offer more than just generic hospitality – they welcome travelers from around the world into their communities. Today is the start of an exciting journey to help people not just go somewhere, but truly live there.”

You can view the new updated screens on the Airbnb website click here .

With over two million homes, Airbnb is already one of the world’s largest accommodation providers; more than 80 million people worldwide have already had a unique experience by staying in someone’s home when they travel. Having opened the doors to homes around the world, these new developments will go further in helping travelers live like a local in the neighborhoods around them.

“The number one reason people chose to travel on Airbnb is they want to live like a local. They don’t want to be tourists stuck in long lines, fighting with the crowds to see the same thing as everyone else,” said Brian Chesky, Airbnb co-founder and CEO. “Our hosts offer more than just generic hospitality – they welcome travelers from around the world into their communities. Today is the start of an exciting journey to help people not just go somewhere, but truly live there.”