How nice I thought, getting this message, until I read on and wondered if Airbnb is having trouble getting hosts to its paris conference. I’ve had a number of these invites in various forms, firstly telling me I had steep discounts as a valued superhost Etc, but this little trick, pretending I am a special person that might be up for an award? I think it’s dubious. Who nominated me exactly? I would say it’s not likely anyone did. I didn’t see a poll going around. Did you? Obviously it’s expensive to find accommodation in Paris, particularly during an event (not sure how big this thing is) not to mention flights and the cost of the conference. A desire to meet up with other hosts is not so strong for me that I would be willing to pay into the thousands. Now if accommodation/flights were subsidized considerably and the conference free? Perhaps I’d consider it… But it would have to include enough of a discount to make the trip worthwhile :). What do others think? Do you have desires to go to these things? At what cost?
Congratulations! You’ve been nominated for a 2015 Host Award. Guests and hosts from all over the world sent us stories of heroic hosts, stunning listings, and memorable arrivals. You’ve made quite an impression, and we want to celebrate your achievement at this year’s Airbnb Open summit in Paris, November 12-14.
We’re excited to offer all nominees a special registration discount. Get your ticket for only €220, when you use the following link: https://airbnbopen.com/?promocode. And if you’d like to bring co-hosts, you can! Just fill out this short form to secure their tickets for €180 each.
On October 1, the finalists will be announced and the community will vote for this year’s winners on the Airbnb Open website. We hope every nominee will join us in Paris for 3 days and nights of inspiring classes, innovative speakers, and delightful excursions around the city. And, of course, be there as the Host Award winners are revealed.
You belong at this party!
The Airbnb Team