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Manonita Rathore
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how does Airbnb work?

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Manonita Rathore
Gig economy and behaviour &soft skills Expert

Founded in 2008 Airbnb has gone on to become a global brand that is used by millions around the world. At its heart, it is a platform business model that connects hosts with people seeking accommodation.

  1. Hosts list out their property details on Airbnb along with other factors like pricing, amenities provided etc.
  2. Airbnb provides the option to use a professional photographer2(if available) to the property location in order to take high-quality photographs.
  3. Travellers search for a property in a location they wish to stay and browse available options according to price, amenities etc.
  4. Booking is made through Airbnb and the traveller pays the amount listed by the host and an additional transaction fee of three per cent.
  5. Host approves the booking. Traveller stays there and finally, Airbnb pays the amount to the host after deducting their commission.
  6. Reviews from host and traveller are provided so the broader community.

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