Airbnb announced a new mobile apps to help hosts handle all transactions from their smartphone on Tuesday at Airbnb Open. Also announced was Airbnb Groups, the return of the Superhost program and a new Host Rewards Program to reward top performing hosts.Called Host Home it features larger photos of listings and reviews are included above a listing’s description. The features are overdue and make the app much more useful for hosts on the go or managing multiple properties and inquiries.
Airbnb also announced that the Superhost program that was mothballed earlier this year is returning in 2014. The official help page says to stay tuned. Look forward to hearing more details.
Also formally announced are Airbnb Groups which allow hosts to connect with other Airbnb hosts to share stories and swap tips. I have already joined the Sydney Hosts group once it opened a few months back and have contributed quite a few tips.
The Hosts Reward Program is intriguing and as a 100+ positive reviews and 5 stars, I will be eagerly awaiting news in the 2014 on this program.
Watch the Airbnb Open Day below[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FldC6Vce6Lc[/youtube]