Industry Info
April 18, 2024

Channel Insights - Airbnb

RentalWise is a direct partner with Airbnb with seamless full content sync.

Airbnb is arguable the category defining brand in STR over the past few years. They have become one of the most popular vacation rental channels in the world and in many cases act as a 'noun' or 'verb' for the industry. With millions of properties listed worldwide and a growing number of travelers using the platform to book their stays. There are more than a few reasons why Airbnb has become such a popular channel for vacation rentals, and Property Managers and Homeowners alike should look to learn from their success, and harness their distribution power

  1. Convenience: Airbnb makes it easy for travelers to find, compare, and book properties from the comfort of their own home or mobile device. The platform offers a wide range of properties to choose from, along with detailed descriptions, photos, and maps, making it easy for travelers to find the perfect property for their needs. Takeaway? Have a clean, usable and online bookable website to offer similar features to your guests directly.

  2. Transparent Rates: Airbnb offers a range of properties to suit all budgets, making it an attractive option for travelers who are looking for affordable accommodations. Moreover, the platform does its best to show the rates, fees, taxes, services and any conditions related to make the booking process transparent. Takeaway? Offer your guests the easy option to get a quote with all rates spelled out clearly, don't make inquiries ask you how much, show them and let them book.

  3. Unique and authentic experiences: Airbnb offers a range of unique and authentic properties that provide travelers with a taste of local life. For example, travelers can stay in a traditional house, an artist’s loft, or a treehouse, providing them with a truly unique experience. Takeaway? Offer a taste of your destination on your website, build a custom page showing off what guests can do where you represent.

  4. Trust and security: Airbnb has a comprehensive system in place to ensure the safety and security of both guests and hosts. For example, the platform provides a secure payment system, 24/7 customer support, and a review system that helps guests make informed decisions. Takeaway? Present yourself in the most professional manner, use trusted CC checkout and ensure you have an online presence that matches the professionalism of your local service.

RentalWise helps hosts make the most of Airbnb by providing a proprietary channel manager that integrates with the platform. This channel manager allows hosts to manage their properties and reservations, set their own prices and availability, and receive secure payments. In addition, RentalWise provides hosts with a range of tools to help them optimize their listings and increase their visibility on Airbnb. For example, hosts can use the platform to create detailed descriptions, add photos, and monitor their performance using detailed analytics. You can even use our AI-powered translation tool to present your content in as many languages as you want.

Airbnb has become a popular and cost-effective channel for vacation rentals, offering travelers a range of properties to choose from, affordable prices, unique and authentic experiences, and a high level of trust and security. With RentalWise, hosts can make the most of Airbnb by taking advantage of the RentalWise channel manager and a range of tools to optimize their listings and increase their visibility on the platform.

RentalWise is a SaaS PMS that ticks all these boxes. Our robust PMS is probably one of the strongest on the market, with integrated booking engine and tons of features and settings allowing users to take advantage of enhanced insights and revenue generation. Our built-in Channel Manager offers free distribution to Airbnb, Booking, VRBO and Google Vacation Rentals. Connect To Rentals United for additional channels.

If you need help getting your vacation rentals started with a PMS and Vacation Rental Platform, RentalWise may be the solution you're looking for with a robust PMS & Channel Manager that seamlessly integrates with many industry leaders for full tech control.

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