Airbnb has introduced several new features such as new style accommodation, seamless work at home, and flexible booking options.
The company has also introduced new search categories that include off-the-grid, luxury homes, ski-in / ski-out homes, and quirky homes, including sleeping on giant Aida Hope potatoes and spacecraft.
These unique experiences are perfect for exciting vacations, especially on long weekends such as Thanksgiving weekends. Airbnb said Travel + leisure The company confirmed that more than 40% more nights were booked in the United States in 2021 than Thanksgiving Weekend 2019.
The company also announced that it will expand its first flexible search options in May 2021. This allows people to look for a home up to 12 months ago instead of 6 months ago.
Catherine Powell, Global Head of Hosting for Airbnb, said: In the categories I’ve introduced, I’m still creative. “
This flexibility leads to longer stays on vacation. This is a trend that has been going on for months. The company also saw a 19% increase in booking days for long-term stays in December, a 68% increase in the United States compared to the same period in 2019.
That’s why Airbnb chose to upgrade its work from home services that include validated WiFi capabilities. This feature tests the host’s internet speed. Internet speeds are automatically posted to your site.
Powell said: “Wi-Fi filters have been used 288 million times this year alone and are the third most popular filter after pets and pools.”
Long stays are popular not only with working people, but also with travelers between the ages of 60 and 90.
“We are constantly innovating and ensuring that we have the right tools and services to meet the changing needs of both our hosts and guests,” Powell said.