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5 Tips to Keep Your Airbnb Linens Fresh

With all the advice swirling around about ‘how to have the very best Airbnb listing’, feeling overwhelmed is understandable. However,…

The GuestReady referral program: introduce a host, get rewarded

Do you know someone who needs a hand with managing short-term stays in their rental? GuestReady makes the lives of…

How to make your Airbnb guests feel like a local

There are lots of different reasons why people travel. For some, it’s about staying in a nice hotel and lying…

5 Ways to increase your Airbnb occupancy rate

It might be easy to attract guests during peak season but the ultimate goal for any Airbnb host is to…

Choosing the right Airbnb management service

Managing one or more Airbnb properties can be a time-consuming and stressful business for hosts. Guests expect hotel quality amenities,…

Selling yourself in eight words or less: The art of writing a highly-clickable Airbnb title

The listing title is one of the first things a potential guest will read about your Airbnb so it’s important…

A good night’s sleep: Making your Airbnb a slumber haven

How many of us sleep well when we are away from our own bed? There’s a reason why many people…

How to keep your Airbnb ‘green’

You don’t need to own an eco-lodge in a forest to be considered ‘green’ on Airbnb. More and more guests…

How to benefit from Airbnb as a digital nomad

If you are one of the growing number of people who have quit your day job to enjoy a more…

Lost in translation: The toils and joys of hosting travellers from foreign lands

One of the most rewarding parts of being an Airbnb host (apart from the benefits to your bank account) is…

10 Airbnb hosting mistakes to avoid

How can new hosts avoid getting bad reviews on Airbnb? There are some common mistakes that are easy to make…

10 tips to help your Airbnb guests go off the beaten track in London

Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye… there are plenty of famous landmarks dotted around the UK capital but often…

It’s a matter of time: Being realistic about time spent managing your Airbnb

Turning your investment property into a vacation rental might seem like an easy way to make a few extra bucks…

Above and beyond: How to make your Airbnb stand out from the competition

The vacation rental industry is becoming more competitive each day, which means that unless your property is unique or in…

The Airbnb checklist: Five things to do before your guests arrive

You’ve put clean sheets on the bed, done a quick vacuum of your Airbnb – but are you really ready…

When hosts get it right: frequent Airbnb travellers share their memorable moments

What better way to learn about becoming a successful Airbnb host than to hear from happy travellers? We asked frequent…

Families: The next big thing on Airbnb?

Screaming children drawing crayon sketches all over your beautiful white walls…the thought is enough to stop most Airbnb hosts from…

The benefits of being a hands-off host

So you’ve turned your investment property into an Airbnb. You’ve decorated it perfectly. You’ve been getting great reviews. Bookings are…

Styling your Airbnb: How to turn a simple space into something inspiring

We’ve all seen the photos of our friends posing in some spectacularly stunning Airbnb somewhere in the world – filling…

An extra set of hands: Airbnb co-hosts

If you’re a busy Airbnb host who needs a break from the daily grind of guest communication and check-ins, why…

When (not) to use Instant Book on Airbnb

It might lead to higher rankings and more bookings for your Airbnb but before you decide to opt for Instant…

Getting off on the right foot: Top tips for starting fresh on Airbnb

Setting up an Airbnb business can be a daunting process, especially if you’re someone who hasn’t used the website for…

Damage control: What happens when Airbnb hosts mess up?

You might have the very best of intentions, have the most stylish abode, have a long list of guests who…

Airbnb guest etiquette – how to be an exemplary visitor

A growing number of travellers are embracing the sharing economy by using apps such as Airbnb, HomeAway, and VRBO –…

Airbnb and home security – do you really need a surveillance camera?

Installing surveillance cameras inside your Airbnb might seem like a logical step when it comes to ensuring the safety of…

5 things to keep in mind when approving guests for your Airbnb

Luckily, it doesn’t happen often – but from time to time an Airbnb horror story makes the headlines. All-night parties….

What to Charge for your Airbnb Cleaning Fee

Scrubbing toilets and dusting shelves… cleaning your Airbnb is probably the least glamorous side of being a host. How many…

The ultimate Airbnb welcome package

What happens when you go above and beyond for your Airbnb guests? You get great reviews from happy travellers who…

How to write an awesome Airbnb welcome letter or email

Being a successful Airbnb host is not just about securing new guests for your property. It’s also about keeping those…

Airbnb vs. The Neighbours

How do you run a successful Airbnb without spoiling your relationship with the neighbours? For many hosts, managing an Airbnb…

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