As many of you know, I was one of the select group of hosts that was not given an option to opt-out of instant booking. Advice received included re-listing, begging, and threatening to leave the Platform. I chose Option 2, and every time I spoke with an AirBNB representative [5 times I think] I would plead my case. The response was always sympathetic, and sweet, and then nothing would happen.
Today, this appeared on my booking page:
It is there! I can turn it off, if I want to. And now, I have to decide if I want to which is a totally different scenario. Before I felt stuck and as though my choices about how I want to run my own space were out of my control. Now that it is my choice, I am considering the pros and cons.
AirBNB has done the right thing here, at least for me. Those of us who share our homes should have this choice.