Airbnb adds new tools in bet remote work is here to stay

Hrishikesh Pardeshi

Hrishikesh Pardeshi

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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