In a matter of a few years, as has happened with so many things, most of the vacation rental is done through digital platforms such as Booking or Airbnb, and while this is usually much easier and faster for both parties, it is also having its problems.
By doing everything digitally, and where there is no longer even a physical key handover, it is much easier be deceived (by both parties). For this reason, Airbnb has updated its reservation policy in Spain to try to reduce fraud, criminal use of houses and also unauthorized parties.
Above all, during the summer months of July and August, the number of reservations skyrockets by 60% and to avoid problems, the company has extended a series of new policies to reserve accommodation.
Identity verification and accommodation
At any hotel or vacation apartment that you arrive at, one of the requirements is to identify yourself with a valid document. In the case of Airbnb this was also required, however, With one of the guests giving their data it was worthnow the new policy establishes that All the people who are going to stay will have to identify themselvesjust like the hosts.
In turn, the platform has partnered with the National Police to establish a series of guidelines and tips in order to ensure that the entire process (book, pay and communicate with the host) is totally safe and there are no scams. just like it has been updated the quality system for hosts so that the accommodation is as what is promoted on the web.
Avoid unauthorized parties
Despite the fact that when we go on vacation we are going to have a good time, this always has to be respectful of the peace of mind of others. That is why Airbnb has introduced a new reservation control technology in Spain, capable of identify reserves with high risk potential and prevent irresponsible behavior.
But this is not the only thing, since the platform has joined Roomonitor in order to be able to offer a free noise sensor to all hosts to detect possible unauthorized parties.
Which, in turn, is a complementary tool to the Neighborhood Assistance Linefrom which residents of a rental apartment can contact Airbnb members to report unauthorized parties or other concerns they may have.