Airbnb announces co-hosting companies to make hosting easier for all

In an effort to ensure home sharing is as easy and efficient for as many people as possible across the United Kingdom, Airbnb just announced that three property management companies—Airagents, Pass the Keys and BnB Buddy—will join its Professional Co-host Program aimed at making home sharing easier for hosts.  

The aim is to make it easier for more people to list their homes with confidence and ease, helping them to offer local and authentic experiences. From greeting guests and handling key exchanges, to managing essential services like cleaning or checkouts, these co-hosting companies offer hosts a wealth of support and are key to enabling homeowners and home sharers to provide a high standard of quality which guests on Airbnb have come to expect. Their services are excellent for hosts with limited time or flexibility who still want to share their space and welcome guests from around the world.

In London, listings supported by co-hosting companies are still subject to the annual 90 day cap for entire homes, except where hosts have the relevant planning permission [to share their space more frequently]. These companies will help hosts maintain their homes at the highest possible standards , and be measured against the same strict quality criteria used to rate hosts on Airbnb, including the percentage of 5-star reviews they receive.  

James McClure, General Manager, UK & Ireland said: “This is the next step in our journey to make hosting easier, offering more benefits and creating a platform for everyone.  We are excited to welcome to our Professional Co-Host Program three of the leading host management companies in the UK making it easier for hosts to share their space and giving guests quality authentic travel experiences.  By continuing to make hosting easier, we hope more hosts and guests will benefit from magical travel experiences, powered by people.”

Over the coming months, Airbnb will include details of the Professional Co-Host Program on the host section of the website, so people can quickly and easily source the information they need.