On May 9, Tripadvisor published results for a a report It analyzed user trends from Australia, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States for the period from June to August 2023. According to the document, 95% of those surveyed plan to travel in the same year (42%) or more (53%) in 2022. In addition to That being said, 55% say they will spend more money than last year, which is an interesting number if one takes into account the inflation affecting the global economy.
Children go on a trip. In addition, the report notes that young users are more eager to travel than other age groups. In this sense, 49% of “trackers” and 31% of “millennials” say they want to travel this summer. On the other hand, two of the ten most visited destinations – Barcelona in fifth place – are in the United States: New York and Orlando. Perhaps for this reason, on May 24, Airbnb broke some news about its anti-partisan policy regarding upcoming holidays in the United States.
Upcoming holidays in the United States. in it document Titled “Anti-Summer Vacation Parties Campaign,” Airbnb is outlining rules across the US to reduce the risk of “unauthorized and nuisance parties” for “unauthorized and nuisance parties.” Weekends “on Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. Memorial Day is celebrated on May 29 to honor American soldiers killed in action, and July 4 is American Independence Day.
High risk reserves. According to the script, the anti-party system planned for those dates would monitor guest requests, classify attempts to book one or two nights as “high risk,” and even block said reservations in some cases. To do this, Airbnb will, “among other considerations,” review each guest’s review history, quantifying the number of positive and negative reviews, as well as the moment the reservation was made: last minute, with advance, etc.
Give it away, neighbor. Airbnb, on the other hand, advocates for neighborhood collaboration, encouraging neighbors to “report any concerns through its 24/7 Neighborhood Support Line.” It’s a channel created so that residents near the rental home can contact the company in an emergency, such as “a party is taking place at a house believed to be on Airbnb.” The text indicates that complaints about the parties will be forwarded to the security department, where they will be responsible for taking action quickly if an incident does indeed occur.
noise sensors. In addition, the company headed by Brian Chesky reported the possibility of offering American hosts a free noise sensor. It is a device developed by NoiseAware that allows the measurement of sound both inside the house and on the balcony or garden itself. he road It’s easy, as hosts can check the noise level via a mobile app.
Finally, the text notes that Airbnb will prompt guests to accept the company’s anti-partisan policy. If the rules are not met, the company will remove the guests from the platform.
Fewer parties for three years. According to Airbnb, these measures were tested in a beta test that took place last year during Memorial Day, with good results applied weeks later on July 4. In addition, the company confirms that after implementing its global anti-partisan policy in August 2020, complaints for this reason have been reduced by 55% annually worldwide.
Cotton test. Airbnb has come under a lot of criticism in recent years for the consequences of its business model in the places in which it operates. The accelerated gentrification process of which it is a part has seriously affected cities and fueled the housing crisis we are currently witnessing across the world. In this sense, it was recently learned that Consell de Mallorca intends to penalize Airbnb with a fine of between 125,000 and 400,000 for not removing advertisements of multi-family homes that were operating as tourist homes without a license in Palma de Mallorca.
The other side of the coin. according to account Diario de Mallorca, Brian Chesky’s company made various claims that Consell had ousted him. Thus, Airbnb’s anti-partisan policy is really a measure that seeks to ensure its continued activity by pleasing neighbors, as well as disguising a service whose consequences are dangerous for the neighborhoods in which they operate. Indeed, in cities like Athens Already highly organized social movements have been articulating against Airbnb, the company that acquired benefit net €1.763 million in 2022.
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