Airbnb is introducing over 50 new features, including verified internet speeds at host homes and the ability to search for listings up to a year in advance. This move aligns with CEO Brian Chesky's vision of a new era of travel, blending work and leisure. Long-term stays of 28 days or more have become Airbnb's fastest-growing category, comprising 20% of bookings from July to September. These extended stays result in less host turnover. With increasing remote work, Airbnb is helping hosts ensure reliable Wi-Fi for guests. The platform also offers protection programs for hosts and plans to match experienced hosts with newcomers, fostering a supportive community.
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