Airbnb has a new update, offering owners and managers of short-term rentals a way to stand out from the competition. Here is what you need to know! In this guide, you’ll find all the practical information you need to know about the Airbnb Guest Favorites: presentation, eligibility criteria and get ready to receive new bookings!
In its Winter 2023 edition, Airbnb has launched Guest Favorites. In a nutshell, these are travelers’ favorite Airbnb properties.
This new feature benefits both travelers and owners. This new category allows travelers to discover quality vacation rentals offering a positive travel experience. Owners, for their part, are rewarded for their exceptional work and outstanding host quality.
Of the 7 million rentals on the platform worldwide, 2 million have earned the Airbnb Guest Favorites badge.
To earn the new badge introduced by Airbnb for the launch of Guest Favorites, you’ll need to meet the following criteria:
In addition, you will need an excellent reliability record, with an average of 1% host cancellations and quality issues reported to user support
The Guest Favorites are updated every day, giving every short-term rental owner or manager the chance to improve their offering and optimize points along the traveler’s journey to deliver an exceptional experience.
Also note that if you own several rentals that you promote on Airbnb, each will be evaluated independently of the other. This means that one property can be awarded Guest Favorites status, while the other is not.
This new category launched by Airbnb comes with its share of benefits for owners:
Rely on a smooth travel experience to join the 2 million rentals that stand out from the crowd!
Did you know that nearly two-thirds of traveler favorites are vacation rentals held by Airbnb Superhosts, known for exceptional hospitality.
With this update, nothing has changed with regard to Airbnb Superhost status and its own evaluation criteria. To find out everything you need to know about this status, check out our guide.
So, if you have Superhost status, it will appear on your host profile and your listing. You can have the Superhost badge without being recognized as a “Guest Favorites “. The two work separately from one another.
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