Airbnb Open, the first annual Airbnb Hosts Conference opened up today for host registrations however not all was smooth sailing.
Having got out of bed at 12am Sydney time to register, I found the link to the page, and pressed the find out more button however the page appeared broken. Never fear, try a different browser. No luck. Chrome, Safari, Firefox, all didn’t work. Grabbed the iPad and tried Chrome and Safari – no joy. Being now 1245am I gave up and went back to bed and set the alarm for 3am. Again I got up and retried. This time I also searched Twitter for a solution. No joy. Back to bed and woke up at 6.30am with the same result. The page seemed to me to be in a redirect loop, it wanted you to login, but as soon as you did it asked you to do the same again.
I then decided to direct Tweet @airbnb and @airbnbevents to see what the problem was as when searching for #airbnbopen on twitter I saw that not only had registrations opened, but they had also closed and had reached capacity almost immediately. Fortunately, my Tweet worked and I received a reply and then a follow up email from Airbnb letting me know I had been registered and would receive more information shortly.
So, if you are having issues then head here – https://open.airbnb.com/registrations/new and try and register. Airbnb have also put a wait-list in place if you missed out.