Hi @amafzal - I really hate to sound smug but we were back to back before and that continued so I can’t say whether the self check in meant more bookings - but without any data to back me up, I’d say it did.
Something I did find that could be irritatinfg to a host (if they let themselves be irritated!) is that despite the fact that we mentioned in the listing that guests who needed late check in should let us know at time of booking, that didn’t always happen. I assume this was because the 24 hour check in was mentioned but they didn’t read (as usual) to get to the ‘let us know when you book’ part.
So the day before check in I’d get them messaging me saying ‘our flight arrives at 11 pm’ or whatever. This bothered me because I work from home and schedule my day weeks in advance and down to the last minute so that I can keep guests, clients, me and the household happy.
So I started asking what time they planned to arrive in the ‘thank you for booking’ message.
“As you know, our check in time is 4 pm. Do you know yet what time you expect to arrive in [city]? I understand that it’s a little early to tell yet but if you can let me know when you’ve made your travel arrangements, I can make sure that I arrange a trouble-free check in for you.” Etc. etc.
This helps a lot and makes it seem as though you want to know for their convenience and not yours