Airbnb fully connected

Professional accommodation businesses welcome on Airbnb!

Airbnb API connection

Airbnb’s changed from its early days. It’s worth reflecting on how these changes could attract new customers for you.

Hotels, Guest Houses, Hostels, Glampsites and professional B&Bs are welcome onto the Airbnb platform along with Cottages and other self catering accommodation. Its safe to say that Airbnb has changed to open up their listings and provide more choice for their customers.

You will attract a different type of guest on Airbnb typically they will be younger and booking closer to arrival;

  • About 40% of guests that book on Airbnb are aged between 25-34 years, this is quite a bit younger than typical bookers from other sources.
  • Last minute bookings are a big thing on Airbnb with about 40% of bookings being made fewer than 15 days before arrival. A great way to fill some gaps.

Don’t forget business people also form a significant part of Airbnb’s customer base. Airbnb is quite an attractive site for a number of business travellers looking for the sort of experience only independently run businesses can provide. These are more likely to be new customers that might not find you if it wasn’t for Airbnb.

Many of you are already aware that freetobook and Airbnb are now connected for updating rates, bookings and availability so you don’t need to worry about double bookings or double entry.

Like all of the services we offer the Airbnb connection is optional, you can find out more about how to connect from your Tab “Plus”, select the “Airbnb” section.

If you are not yet with freetobook then find out what makes us different – see our 7 pledges, born from our 21 years in the accommodation booking business.

12 thoughts on “Airbnb fully connected

    1. All the options are in your Tab “Plus” in freetobook, these include all the biggest advertisers or Online Travel Agents(OTAs) in the world. Thanks Craig

  1. We are just listed be doubtcwe will get any bookings (we are 4* Gold rated B&B) as Airbnb slap their fee on top of our date thus making us appearing more expensive to customers. Our price has to be the same across the board says Booking.com therefore we cannot reduce our price to include Airbnb’s service charge. Our hands are tied. Good in theory but doubt we will get any bookings via Airbnb

    1. Yes you are right airbnb has a different pricing model so keeping prices on all system the same is a challenge. At freetobook we are here to help you do that so please use the helpdesk to explain what you want to happen and we will do all we can to help. Thanks Craig

  2. We are just listed but very much doubt we will get any bookings (we are a 4* Gold rated B&B) as Airbnb slap their service fee on top of our rate thus making us appear more expensive to customers. Our price has to be the same across the board says Booking.com therefore we cannot reduce our price to include Airbnb’s service charge. Our hands are tied. Good in theory but doubt we will get any bookings via Airbnb

    1. Yes the connection between airbnb and freetobook is a full 2 way connection which updates, prices, availability and bookings, everything you need. Thanks Craig

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