Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky has observed that “guest expectations have evolved.” With that, the home-sharing organization deploys a new tier to their service: Airbnb Plus. After two trial years, it’s comprised of 2000 homes in 13 cities. All of these locations have been verified through a detailed inspection process. Verification means homes can charge more and will appear higher in search results. Hosts in the select cities can apply and pay a one-time $149 application fee. According to Skift, “Airbnb said it intends to have a total of 75,000 Airbnb Plus listings in 50 cities worldwide” by the end of the year. Learn more about the program at Skift.
Airbnb Plus and the Desire for Premium Listings