Airbnb have announced two new initiatives today for host home safety, a smoke and carbon monoxide detector and a new guest safety card for your listing.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
These are now available for order through this link. The first 25,000 hosts who order will get one for free. After that they are USD$40 and the funds will be deducted from your next payout.
I have already ordered one for our listing and yes they really are free, so get in quick and order one.
Guest Safety Cards
Airbnb have also added a guest safety card to the manage your listing which allows a host to add the local fire, ambulance, police number for your country, locations of fire extinguishers, gas outlets and fire exits.
Curiously though when you go to print the safety card it doesn’t fir on an A4 page, which limits its usefulness for most hosts. Hopefully Airbnb will sort that out so it can be printed.
These two new programs build on the insurance and liability insurance they already provide and will be welcomed by hosts across the world.