The recent outbreak of COVID-19 in Europe and abroad has made many people wary to travel. Despite this fact, many of those who do travel are choosing to stay at Airbnb rather than in crowded hotels. For Airbnb owners who make a large portion of their income renting out their home or apartment, it’s important to keep your Airbnb competitive to attract those who may be wary of coronavirus. Here are a few tips:
Keep up regular and deep cleans of your rental property
Nothing makes people more germ-conscious than a pandemic. Hiring a housekeeping company with impeccable attention to detail is imperative to avoid scaring off customers. Carry out additional deep cleans and sanitizing jobs before, during and after rentals. The more clean and tidy your Airbnb is when new guests come into it, the safer they’ll feel staying in your property.
Emphasize your cleaning crew
If you’re spending a decent amount of money on housekeeping, you may as well make the most of it. Prominently display the housekeeping company you use on your Airbnb listing and the company’s measures and action on coronavirus. If customers can look at their website and see that they’re a well-reviewed, ethical and a responsible company, they’ll have an extra incentive to choose your listing. For an added touch, you can even put out a display card detailing which member of the crew cleaned the residence each time it gets cleaned.
Supply them with amenities
Everyone is rationing on hand soaps and hand sanitizers to avoid getting infected with coronavirus. By providing your guests with a complimentary (and plentiful) supply of hand sanitizer and hand soap in your home, you’ll give them one less thing to worry about.
It’s tough to run an Airbnb when coronavirus is negatively impacting the travel economy. However, with a few tips and an emphasis on good housekeeping, you’ll be sure to keep your business up and running.