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By Holly Lynn
The outbreak of the Covid-19 Virus has put a damper on short-term rentals around the world. With travel restrictions tightening the necks of travelers; Airbnb is experiencing a downturn in rental stays. Especially in affected areas.
Airbnb has reformed its cancellation policy to both hosts and travelers. If you are an Airbnb host, you may experience a fluctuation in rentals and cancellations. Reviewing the updated policy is essential. Airbnb is also announcing More Flexible Reservations In Times Of Uncertainty. This is a program that Airbnb is developing to assist hosts and guests when situations like the Coronavirus outbreak happens and to help them cancel or postpone their plans.
Along with these changes, Airbnb is also offering incentives for hosts who are willing and able to offer refunds on cancellations that would have otherwise been subject to charges. They will also provide promotions to boost listings and bookings.
As an Airbnb host, there are things that you can do to make the guests you do have to feel safe and assured that their accommodations are up to standards set forth by common sense and the World Health Organization or WHO.
Here are some ideas that may help you:
Post Hygiene Standards List
- Post proper hand washing techniques in the kitchen and restroom.
- Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Supply Surface Wipes and Sprays
Supplying surface wipes or sprays such as Clorox, Lysol, and Purell for daily cleaning of surfaces that are touched often as a preventative measure. These include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them should also be cleaned.
Wash All Bedding, Linens, Towels, And dishes
Washing all bedding, linens, towels and dishes is important even if the guests did not use them. You can’t be certain if an ill guest has coughed or sneezed on a dish or a throw blanket. Better safe than sorry. Putting dishes in the dishwasher is extra work but satisfying knowing that you are doing all you can for the health of your guests. Assuring them that these practices are in place will give the next guest a feeling of security and comfort.
Provide Snacks, Coffees, Cereals In Single-Serve Size
Providing snacks, coffees, cereals, and single-serve packaging will prevent cross-contamination. Using bins to hold oatmeal or coffee can spread germs from one guest to the next. In actuality, it should be practiced all of the time.
These are just some of the things that you can do to keep the coronavirus at bay. With ever-evolving information made available through sites such as NIH, CDC, and WHO, a daily check-in will keep you updated on changing information and areas affected.
Just remember that this too shall pass. We always bounce back from adverse situations. The human race is enduring.
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Experienced Owner with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry. Skilled in Team Building, Television, Leadership, Marketing, and Digital Marketing. Strong business development professional who graduated from San Francisco State University, College of Business.
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