Airbnb joins vacation-rental sites seeing surge in summer demand
The San Francisco-based home-share company is seeing an increase in demand for domestic bookings in countries from Germany to Portugal, South Korea, New Zealand and more. “Work from home is becoming working from any home,” he said.Still, any rebound is coming from a very low base. Airbnb has more listings today than it did before the crisis, according to Chesky. And even where they are, travelers are preferring to stay in vacation homes so they can cook in their own kitchens, control who comes and goes and avoid crowded common areas like lobbies, Hurst said. Significantly more users are signing on to the company’s wish list function and indicating interest in domestic homes over international ones.