Airbnb Winter Update 2021: Over 50 new upgrades

ᐅ Airbnb Winter Update 2021: AirCover and 50 more upgrades

Airbnb has introduced over 50 upgrades in its Winter 2021 update with AirCover, verified Wi-Fi, etc. Airbnb is among the top three online portals for renting out your vacation accommodation.

In our Airbnb guide, we explain how to list your vacation rental on Airbnb and attract new guests. A channel manager like Smoobu helps you to keep your booking calendars up to date on all portals and avoid double bookings.

“For Airbnb, 2021 was a year of continuous innovation, with the goal of improving our core service even further,” said Brian Chesky, CEO and co-founder of Airbnb.

With over 50 updates, the booking platform is responding to the shift in our society towards more flexibility and remote work with the help of digital solutions like Zoom & Co.

Airbnb winter update 2021: These are the top new features


Airbnb’s AirCover means free all-around insurance protection for all Airbnb hosts and covers the following:

  • Liability up to 1 million US dollars
  • Damage protection up to 1 million US dollars
  • Damage caused by pets of your guests
  • Protection for deep cleaning of your vacation home
  • Protected additional income
  • 14-day window to report damages
  • Faster compensation
  • Short cuts for Airbnb superhosts

Get all the details on Airbnb’s AirCover here.

Translation Engine

Airbnb now works with a new advanced translation technology that smartly translates your listings and reviews into many different languages. This allows you as a host to reach even more potential guests.

Verified accessibility

Accessible features are verified multiple times so guests with special needs can filter specifically for suitable accommodations.

Verified Wi-fi

With the break of the Covid-19 pandemic, stable Wi-fi has become indispensable. Short term rentals not only serve as a place for vacation, but often also as a workplace (keyword: workation). A fast and stable internet connection is a must. Airbnb knows this, too, and checks the Wi-Fi speed of the accommodations in advance.


Airbnb is moving with the times and attaches importance to the safety of hosts and guests, digital technologies, accessibility and more.

Find out all about Airbnb’s 2021 Winter Update here.

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