What Airbnb hosts are doing to ride out the COVID-19 crisis

Airbnb hosts reeling from a drastic dive in bookings are offering special “self-isolation packages” — with Netflix and food delivery on tap — to try and ride out the coronavirus crisis.

With Airbnb changing its policy to offer guests full refunds for many reservations, many home owners who rely on the rental are feeling the pinch of mass cancellations, and trying to rapidly come up with new ways to adapt.

“It’s hectic – it’s completely turned the travel industry on its head,” says Linton Wood, who manages 150 Melbourne Airbnb properties through his business Beyond A Room.

Domain, The Age. Read the full story here.

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