Post by High Priestess on Jul 1, 2019 14:19:19 GMT
Airbnb is now entering the market of highest-end of high-end vacation rentals,....and of course, these are at the top of search results. So if all you want is a budget private room rental, plan on having to scroll WAAAAAAY down the page because the "Luxe" listings are first, then the "Plus" listings, and only way down at the bottom is the stuff that ordinary people want.
When Airbnb launched in 2008, it offered cash-strapped travelers cheap overnight stays on sofas and in spare bedrooms around the world.
What a difference 11 years makes.
With the introduction of a new rental tier aptly called Airbnb Luxe, the company’s accommodation options, which had already expanded to include entire houses and even some upscale ones at that, now will include the high-end market.
“We have an overall strategy of having a product for every traveler, and Luxe is for the ones seeking luxury,” said Brian Chesky, Airbnb’s chief executive and co-founder....Bookings for Luxe’s entry-level listings, typically two-bedroom condominiums in the Caribbean, start at around $600 a night during low season. The most expensive, a private atoll in French Polynesia called Nukutepipi, is about $1 million a week. The property includes 21 bedrooms, four pools and a staff of 50..
See, as I said, this Luxe stuff is not for ordinary people....