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Airbnb On Domestic Tourism, Economic Growth

Airbnb On Domestic Tourism, Economic Growth

Airbnb announced its partnerships with local authorities, tourism agencies, and nonprofits to promote domestic tourism and economic growth. A spokesperson said, “The travel industry, including Airbnb, has been significantly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. While there will continue to be great uncertainty, Airbnb booking data shows that travel... Read more of this article

Column: Market Vacation Rental On Social Media

Column: Market Vacation Rental On Social Media

[Column written by Ade Brown] Vacation rental owners should use social media to market their properties directly to a wide variety of potential guests. Social media can be used as a free advertising tool in reaching people all around the world. People can come across your page simply by scrolling through their feed, and every post you make is an opportunity... Read more of this article

Column: Why I Never Use Airbnb’s Smart Pricing

Column: Why I Never Use Airbnb’s Smart Pricing

[Column written by Ade Brown] One of the most common questions I get asked is whether or not to use Airbnb’s pricing tips. Don’t! This is a very common mistake that new hosts make, even myself. I fell victim to Airbnb’s pricing band. While using smart pricing was great in getting my calendar filled, it was horrible for my property’s revenue... Read more of this article

Column: How To Price Your Airbnb Rental

Column: How To Price Your Airbnb Rental

[Column written by Ade Brown] About 60% of your potential income comes from the intrinsic value of your property, location, and amenities. The other 40% is dependent upon implementing an effective Airbnb pricing strategy. Your strategy should take into account the fluctuating demand for your property throughout the year. Airbnb allows you to set different... Read more of this article

Column: Writing A Vacation Rental House Manual

Column: Writing A Vacation Rental House Manual

[Column written by Ade Brown] Do you often have guests that message you with questions about the best ways to get to and from the airport? How about renting scooters? If so, you know how much time it takes to write to individual guests and answer their questions. So what do you do? First, use automated responses on your channel bookings apps. This can... Read more of this article

Airbnb & BTA Launch Experiences In Bermuda

Airbnb & BTA Launch Experiences In Bermuda

Today, Airbnb and the Bermuda Tourism Authority officially launched Airbnb Experiences for the island, offering visitors an array of immersive experiences; all hosted by locals looking to share their passions and interests with people from all over the world. “Airbnb Experiences are designed to allow people to immerse themselves in local communities... Read more of this article

Airbnb Partnership Nets Big On Social Media

Airbnb Partnership Nets Big On Social Media

A Bermuda Tourism Authority marketing partnership with Airbnb has turned in very impressive numbers on social media. A two-week long Bermuda-themed campaign this past December generated almost 5 million impressions among Facebook, Twitter and Instagram users in North America and Europe. Screen shot of several Airbnb Bermuda-themed social media posts“Facebook... Read more of this article

Airbnb Experiences Launches Soon In Bermuda

Airbnb Experiences Launches Soon In Bermuda

The final countdown is underway for the launch of Airbnb Experiences in Bermuda. “Residents who would like to host an Experience on Airbnb are encouraged to submit their online applications by February 15, 2019. This inaugural group of hosts will benefit from increased exposure during the official launch of Experiences on the island, scheduled... Read more of this article

Information Sessions On Airbnb Experiences

Information Sessions On Airbnb Experiences

The Bermuda Tourism Authority and Airbnb will host information sessions to prepare the community for the introduction of Airbnb Experiences, with the free sessions set take place on November 28 and 29. “Airbnb Experiences is scheduled to launch in Bermuda next spring,” the BTA said. “Bermuda will be the fourth Experiences destination... Read more of this article

Airbnb Will Collect 4.5 Percent Visitor Fee

Airbnb Will Collect 4.5 Percent Visitor Fee

Airbnb will collect the new 4.5 percent visitor fee on vacation rentals from guests staying at Bermuda Airbnb listings, and Bermuda will be featured on Airbnb’s new Experiences platform. The Vacation Rental Act 2018, which came into effect earlier this year, requires vacation rental owner to register their property and pay a 4.5% vacation rental fee. “Airbnb... Read more of this article

BTA: Opportunity ‘Bigger Than First Thought’

BTA: Opportunity ‘Bigger Than First Thought’

As many as 3,300 unoccupied residences in Bermuda could be primed for the vacation rental market, according to a figure was revealed at the first of four Airbnb-Bermuda Tourism Authority vacation rental information sessions last night. “This is the first piece of raw data that helps quantify the size and scope of the vacation rental opportunity in... Read more of this article

Airbnb Information Sessions Set For This Week

Airbnb Information Sessions Set For This Week

Airbnb officials arrive in Bermuda this week to present information about growing the vacation rental market on the island. It’s one of the first steps in a Memorandum of Understanding the company signed with the Bermuda Tourism Authority one month ago. “The Bermuda Tourism Authority entered into a partnership with Airbnb to build on the island’s... Read more of this article

Minister: No Intention Of Bringing Heavy Taxation

Minister: No Intention Of Bringing Heavy Taxation

Tourism, Transport and Municipalities Minister Michael Fahy believes “there will be significant growth in the vacation rentals and home stay market not just through AirBnB, but also through other organisations that promote tourism alternatives to hotels,” adding that “the Government has no intention of bringing heavy taxation to the... Read more of this article