Planning a memorable holiday begins with the right accommodation. Recently, Liz Debold Fusco, Communications Lead for North America, Airbnb, conducted a satellite media tour to share the best Airbnb hacks to help your holiday travel dreams come true.
A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/U4QjdBszMq4
Based on feedback from guests and Hosts around the world, Airbnb improved nearly every aspect of the app experience. From sign up to checking out, and every step in between, Airbnb took a design-driven approach to make sure that users have a seamless booking experience.
Whether by the shore or on the slopes, a dream holiday stay is within reach. Airbnb is sharing its best hacks to help holiday travel dreams come true, from filtering searches for must-have amenities to curating the ultimate winter vibe with Airbnb Categories. Grab a cup of cocoa, cozy up by the fire, and let Airbnb help you find the ultimate festive stay.
Use total price display to search for perfect holiday getaways within budget
Last December, Airbnb rolled out total price display, a game-changing feature that makes it easier to search for unique, festive stays within your budget. With the goal of empowering guests to make informed decisions, Airbnb revolutionized the way stays are presented by showcasing the total price, inclusive of all fees before taxes, right from the get-go. Since launch, over 8 million guests have booked travel on Airbnb using the feature.i Whether looking for a cabin for ten, or a private room for two, total price display gives the guests the transparency they need to find the best option for them.
Use Categories to search by holiday vibe or for inspiration
Dreaming of a white Christmas in a ski-in ski-out chalet? Or maybe leaning towards a blue Hawaiian on a sandy beach? Airbnb Categories are helpful in finding that needle in the haystack, or inspiring guests as they figure out what type of stay they crave! There are so many unique categories to choose from – and this holiday season, Vineyards, Cabins and Iconic Cities are three of the most popular Categories guests are booking this yearii, showcasing how every traveler has a unique vision on what their perfect holiday stay can be.iii
Filter searches to find the perfect winter escape
A stay with all the trimmings can mean different things to different guests, for some that’s wifi and for others it’s a gym! In fact, last holiday season, two of the most searched amenities on Airbnb were jacuzzis and fireplacesiv. Just in time for this holiday season, Airbnb introduced two new search filters based on popular demand: pet-friendly stays and king-size beds, making it even easier to narrow searches for every individual’s holiday must-haves!
Santa doesn’t have the only holiday wishlist
Wishlists are the best way to get holiday planning underway. And following Airbnb’s 2023 Summer Release, Wishlists now include a calendar so guests can check the availability of all wishlisted stays. Guests can also add personalized notes to each wishlisted home to easily reference why a particular stay made it on the nice list to begin with!
Flexible searches and carousel fun
With Airbnb’s flexible search tool, dream stays are just a click away. If flexible on where and when, and even for how long, guests can unlock even more stays over the busy travel season. And it’s easy to use: instead of selecting exact dates or even a destination at the beginning of a search, guests can search with options like a weekend getaway, a week-long vacation, or even a month-long stay, as well as by continent or country or anywhere in the world. But if travel plans are fairly set, and search results are limited, a brand new feature will automatically display a carousel at the bottom of search results with more great stays available over similar dates.
Guests and their loved ones are covered this season, with AirCover
Airbnb is here to take the stress out of booking a stay for the holidays! Every booking comes with AirCover, so if there’s a serious issue, Airbnb will help guests find a similar place.
To learn more, visit airbnb.com.
About Liz DeBold Fusco
Liz DeBold Fusco is Communications Lead for North America for Airbnb. Prior to that, she was a Vice President at SKDKnickerbocker, a national public affairs firm, where she provided strategic communications guidance to organizations ranging from the NAACP and Demos to The Rockefeller Foundation and AT&T. Liz has also worked for the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City and New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray as well as the New York State Attorney General.
Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home and has since grown to 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer one-of-a-kind stays and unique Experiences that make it possible for guests to experience the world in a more authentic, connected way.
i Between December 2022 and September 2023
ii Based on guest bookings between January 1 - September 15 2023
iii Based on travel time period of November 1 - December 31, 2022
iv Based on travel time period of November 1 - December 31, 2022