2020 saw a huge decline in travel because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many countries have begun to reopen their borders to tourists in the hope of stimulating their economies. Many travellers may not be able to spend substantial amounts of money on luxurious hotels, so are likely to make use of online booking platforms such as Airbnb.
Numerous homeowners have joined Airbnb as hosts, making their summer houses available as an accommodation option to both local visitors and those from abroad. In this article, we are going to offer helpful tips on how you can prepare your Airbnb for a new type of visitor, namely the post-lockdown tourist.
Installing a separate entrance to your Airbnb guarantees your guests privacy and will also mean fewer disruptions for you and your family. You may even want to consider a coded lockbox for the handover of the keys. Another crucial factor to consider is that the path leading to the room is well-lit and free of debris.
Citizens worldwide have been told to wash their hands often and use sanitisers that contain at least 70% alcohol. Installing a small dispenser of sanitiser next to the front door will not only give your visitors peace of mind before entering and exiting, but will also ensure a modicum of safety for you as the property owner. If the space is not going to be serviced daily, include germ-preventative cleaning agents in both the kitchen and bathroom for your guests to use.
Ventilation and Fresh Air
International safety guidelines have dictated that keeping spaces well ventilated is one way to curb the spread of the Coronavirus. Before your guests arrive, make certain that all the windows have been opened to facilitate an adequate flow of fresh air.
It is also an excellent idea to have some real plants, such as a snake plant or peace in the home, to aid with the conversion of carbon dioxide to oxygen.
While increased safety measures are paramount, no guest wants to feel like they are staying in a hospital ward. As an Airbnb host, you have an obligation to ensure a comfortable and memorable stay for your visitors. There are many ways you can do this, but we recommend a space decorated in a colour such as blue or green, which are associated with relaxation. Linens should be clean upon arrival, and should your guests be staying for an extended period, it is advisable to launder the linens at least every third day of their stay.
Some hosts pick fresh flowers from their garden and put them in a vase for their guests. Small touches can make huge differences!
Aside from keeping creepy-crawlies and rodents such as cockroaches and mice at bay, cleanliness of a high standard ensures return business, which is of the utmost importance in the slower global economy.
We hope that these few tips will be of assistance and that you will receive positive reviews from guests for your Airbnb.