Let me start off by saying this: I do not like Airbnb. I cringe every time a client calls or walks in the door and asks, “Do you book Airbnb?” My standard reply is ‘No.’ I then proceed to tell them why Airbnb is not a suitable alternative to a hotel or vacation package through our agency.
Airbnb began in 2008 when two designers who had space to share hosted three travelers looking for a place to stay. Now, millions of hosts and travelers choose to create a free Airbnb account so they can list their space and book unique accommodations anywhere in the world. And Airbnb experience hosts share their passions and interests with both travelers and locals.
Needless to say, Airbnb’s have been a thorn in the Travel Agent’s side. Read the rest of this entry »