We are typically booked every weekend for a couple of years, and numerous bookings that are longer than a weekend stay. But, in the last 2 months the booking rate for the next several months is substantially off the pace of the past. Is anyone else seeing this in Texas?
Probably a question better asked on a Texas host group @JohnnyBoy
Generally many hosts have seen demand drop all over the world .
It’s been crickets in the Boston area. Sept and Oct have always been my sold-out months for me and right now I’m 1/2 full and just dropped my prices, added promotions and still no new bookings in 2 weeks.
I am not in Texas and am pretty well booked in Massachusetts. However, I have had more cancelations than usual. Thankfully they have filled. The heat and increased price of gas and plane tickets may be keeping some people home or close to it.
I have thoroughly combed the posts herein and didn’t find a single reference to a sudden drop in bookings. That’s why I posted. You don’t say where you are, so regionality isn’t able to be factored into your response.
Yeah, we decided to leave the price where it is. Our assumption is that a $20 drop isn’t going to change someone’s mind when they’re facing a budget crunch. I think this is going to be the case for a while - at least until mid-terms.
Hosts described a drop in bookings here as well:
Also check the Airbnb Community Center posts.
I dropped the price so that when folks search the surrounding area of Boston I come up close to the top based on price. My feeling is that there is only a limited amount of people planning on traveling now and I want to get these people. I won’t drop my price too low because the folks you get are not worth having but since I live on the first floor, it’s very easy for me to maintain the STR and wether or not I have someone staying, I still have nearly the same overhead.
There are many posts here about demand dropping and hundreds on Airbnb community.
As I said try asking on Texas host groups to help you understand issues affecting demand in your location.
I know it’s been blazingly hot, at least in some parts of Texas. My friend has a very desirable house for sale in a big city. Her realtor says no one is doing anything because no one’s air conditioning can even keep up.
Several reasons why I wouldn’t visit TX:
Indicted Ted Paxton
what? after the Summer Rollout SO MANY people complained about bookings drying up.
Texas has none to zero regulations on STRs. I was recently looking at my hometown when a friend was going to visit. There were 1000+ entire place listings in an approximately one-mile square area. And, in fact, in every one mile area in my town. How many airbnbs are within a mile of you? Also, I can’t imagine why anyone would go to Texas in August. Everyone I know there is vacationing elsewhere right now.
Whatever Alaska, lol.
I thought this was a non-political site. Your snide remarks aren’t needed.
Who told you users here couldn’t make political comments? If you want censorship, post on the Airbnb CC.
Au contraire. Snide remarks by NordlingHouse are highly valued. I for one would feel a hollowness, an emptiness, a Texas-sized feeling of sadness if they were taken away.
Are we allowed to make non political snide remarks @JohnnyBoy
Oh, great. Just when I thought there was some area of the web that wasn’t full of tacky people, I find you and your friend. Good luck and syonara.
What a load of bullocks you are, Johnny Boy.
The first “political” comment on this thread was yours:
Unless you meant your mid term exams because you’re still in school.
Then you say this:
Meaning goodbye? To whom? Longtime members who have posted here for years? Or are you leaving? I guess not since you posted on another thread.