Do you own a property that you think will be a hit among Filipinos? Well, according to Airbnb, now’s the perfect time to open up your place to guests.
Now that travel restrictions are being lifted, you can make some money on the side. How lucrative is opening up your place, if you may ask? Well, Airbnb revealed hosts in the Philippines have earned over P24 million welcoming guests into their unique homes since the start of the pandemic. That’s a LOT of money.
“Many of our unique stays in the Philippines are tucked away in the outskirts of large cities, within driving distance from the metro,” shared Amanpreet Bajaj, Airbnb’s General Manager for Southeast Asia, India, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
“Uncovering these one-of-a-kind stays is now a whole lot easier with our new Flexible Destinations feature, which helps guests discover incredible properties in places they may not have thought to search for. Guests can simply enter the dates they want to travel or search with flexible dates, for instance, a weekend, week or an entire month, to search and book their unique stays.”
And guess what? Travelers are looking for something unique. Yes, they’re booking unique abodes including cabins, tiny homes, and treehouses to break up the monotony of the past year spent in lockdown. Nearly 70 percent of respondents to a recent Airbnb survey indicated they want to be able to filter for unique stays when searching for trip accommodation.
Yup, it looks like a lot of travelers are looking for unique escapades. If you’re interested in hosting with Airbnb and opening their unique homes to guests, Airbnb’s new platform upgrades have made it easier for anyone who wants to host. Find out more about how you can become an Airbnb Host here: