Curious about Airbnb and public policy? Do we have the blog for you!

About Vivek Wagle

We’re immensely proud of the Airbnb connections happening all over the world. Almost everywhere, Airbnb hosts and guests are achieving a richer quality of life by joining our community.

At the same time, we understand that we have a responsibility to keep our entire community informed about what Airbnb is doing in cities and neighborhoods around the world.

So we are proud to introduce our newest blog: the Airbnb Public Policy Blog.

Moderated by Airbnb’s Global Head of Public Policy, David Hantman, the Public Policy Blog is the place to go for updates on important debates and policy initiatives around the world. It’s also where you can share your local knowledge, advice, and suggestions.

We’re excited to bring this new communication channel to you. We hope you find it useful – and even a bit enjoyable!

 

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  1. RnW

    As a new to AIrbnb user with two stays under our belt and more to come in the future, I have a few comments for both Airbnb and for hosts. To our Airbnb contacts, can something be done about the constant change in currency? We book our accommodation in one currency, seem to pay in another and if there is a refund, it comes in another one. We seem to lost out each time in the change of currency. It is also difficult to work out if we have paid the correct amount because it keeps changing with the change in currency conversion. If we see in one currency, we should be able to pay in that currency.For the hosts, as a guest, I want to see what I am getting in your house, so bedroom, bathroom, kitchen pictures at a minimum. Pictures of the area around you can be found in other places on the web. If you are renting out space in your house to a guest, then make it as guest friendly as possible by removing your possessions. If you have unused items, don’t store them in the room that you are renting out. Your guests need room for themselves; not a lot’ but they don’t want to have to fight around broken or unusable furniture or clothes or trinkets. Sure, make the room welcoming but not with too much, particularly breakable, stuff.Other than that, we have thoroughly enjoyed our Airbnb stays.

  2. Montanezwip

    I really love this idea. Let’s face it – the American Dream of owning your own home is truly no longer relevant.

  3. Maureen & Kevin Maguire

    Before joining Airbnb…do you have locations, say within the Canaries, Spain, for disabled people?

    • Andy Murdock

      Hi Maureen & Kevin – You can filter search results by places marked as being handicap accessible. Here’s an example search for the Canaries: https://www.airbnb.com/s/Canary-Islands–Spain?hosting_amenities%5B%5D=6. To do this, just search for your destination, then choose Filters, Amenities, and tick the box next to Handicap accessible. it’s worth communicating with potential hosts to see exactly what the level of accessibility is, as it will undoubtedly differ from home to home.