What is Airbnb?


Airbnb refers to an online marketplace that provides connections to tourists looking for hotels, transient houses, and other lodgings they need when going on vacations or travel tourism. Airbnb stands for Air Bed&Breakfast and based in San Francisco, California.

Airbnb is a platform available on websites or mobile apps that helps tourists booking and renting places where they will stay in a particular locale. It has become famous as the newest way of staycation working just like Uber but not for car rentals but venues. In other words, Airbnb will be the one to find an appropriate location that is suitable to what the visitors are looking for.

More than offering lodging options to the clients, those interested in letting their extra spaces at home be rented and generate additional income can also host guests through Airbnb. Various destinations for arts and culture, outdoor adventures, beaches, and other popular venues are in their hosting lists.

Since 2007, Airbnb has served over 800 million guests together with around 4 million hosts worldwide. Currently, there are over 220 countries and regions with Airbnb listings.

Airbnb does neither own any property nor housing to be rented but only serves as the channel to owners of houses, apartments, hotels, resorts, and other accommodations registered on its listings.

How do Airbnb works?

  • The guest should sign up first through either Airbnb’s website or mobile up to register. You can also apply as a host if you have worth renting spaces.
  • After registration and become accepted, you need to select your desired destination or venue from their listings.
  • Then check the details, which include the price and the specifications of the offer.
  • Once decided, start booking on the chosen host and wait for the approval.

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