Updated: Feb 5
According to the Airbnb (“Air Bed and Breakfast”) website, they state the objective is for travelers to enjoy their lodgings and their newfound surroundings. Also, they will experience everything intrinsically as a local; they state on airbnb.com, “You can host anything, anywhere, so guests can enjoy everything, everywhere.” Interestingly enough, the company began with two designers who allowed travelers to lodge in their spare rooms. Now, millions of people across the world, from Australia to the United States, have embraced Airbnb and its comprehensive list of lodgings. From mansions with pools to penthouses with gaming rooms to cottages with outdoor cooking facilities– there are so many places to stay with so many options, and Airbnb makes the lodging process a painless process, for hosts and lodgers.
Not to mention, lodgers are in excellent hands because each lodging is equipped with an Airbnb host, the primary point of contact, who can provide a multitude of information, if requested, including expert advice and knowledge about places to go, where to eat, things to do, and must-see attractions. For instance, on airbnb.com, reports that the Airbnb host can assist with anything ranging from horse whispering to canyon hiking. Untimely, the host will resolve any issue that arises, and they realize that privacy is key as one settles into their beautiful lodging and surroundings. It depends on how much the travelers would like to interact with the host, but it is comforting to know that there is a knowledgeable human being (not a computer screen!) there to assist, if needed.
Additionally, Airbnb provides a wonderful opportunity for travelers to rent out luxurious dream houses to travelers or event-seekers or vacation-hunters. Airbnb is more than advantageous for travelers because they have a multitude of options for short-term and long-term stays. For example, if one is planning to host a family reunion, and one only needs a one-week stay, one can indicate this information on the online site, and one will get the most competitive prices and rates. One can literally travel the world by using Airbnb as a lodging platform, so one can truly feel immersed in their surroundings.