Airbnb is No Longer a Short-Term Rental Secret

For a few years, Airbnb felt like a delightful secret for people letting out holiday homes around the world. They enjoyed excellent returns, easy bookings, high occupancy, and a feeling of ‘insider’ knowledge about this short-term rental platform. Now, the secret’s out! Worldwide, Airbnb usage and hosting is growing in every market, and for every type of holiday home rental. 

Airbnb is Just One Part of Dubai’s Sharing Economy

What do cars, apartments, and investments and appliance repairs have in common? They’re all part of Dubai’s growing sharing economy. From ride sharing to crowd funding and nearly everything in between, people who have something to offer are connecting with people that want a service that is faster, less expensive, and of a higher quality than they can get from a standard company. 

Booking.com - Homestay

In 2015, booking.com quietly began offering the ‘homestay’ option on its platform. This allowed individual hosts offering holiday homes a chance to access booking.com’s significant short-term rental traffic. For a company so well-known for finding low prices on hotel rooms, this move may have seemed counterintuitive. But as word spreads, savvy hosts have learned that booking.com may be an excellent platform to list their short-term rental properties with, especially in the Middle East.