Hi San Francisco AirBnB hosts
It looks like the new rule just passed. AirBnB will have to release all our info to the SF Gov. My days have just gotten a lil better and now this. My main question is how do we work around this? After they got all our info, they can do a lot of damages to us.
So how do we work around this ? The City mainly targeting AirBnB for now. It looks like they will work with SF Gov. My question is these: Can we post our rooms on other websites similar to AirBnB. My theory is this: One goes down, another one will come up. There are always others will come up. SF Gov spend so much money and time to take AirBnB down, will they do the same to the others later? Is it worth it for them? Will other websites work with SF Gov like providing our info? Has any1 have info on using the following websites?
I found the followings:
Great Airbnb Competitors and Alternatives:
Tripping.com – The best single site for Airbnb Competitors in one place. Search millions of listings and/or list your own space for rent everywhere except on Airbnb!
HomeAway.com – A newer Airbnb alternative platform in which travelers can browse and book vacation homes, and rental owners can manage bookings. Learn More –HomeAway vs Airbnb
VRBO.com – A classic Airbnb competitor, VRBO provides an online space for homeowners to advertise their vacation properties for travelers worldwide. Learn More – VRBO vs Airbnb
Wimdu.com – A very similar service to Airbnb, primarily based in Europe but spreading quickly. Learn More – Wimdu vs Airbnb
PerfectPlaces.com – Another great worldwide resource for finding vacation rental properties. This is a very direct Airbnb competitor, but their front end site is not as beautiful.
9flats.com – A private community of people renting short term accommodation to each other.
OneFineStay.com – Offers upscale city accommodation for visitors while the homeowner is out of town, allowing homeowners to earn an extra income.
VacationRentals.com – Part of the Home Away family of websites, this is another platform for homeowners to rent out their space when the’re not home.
FlipKey.com – A vacation rental marketplace that enables users to find and book a place to stay through its web platform.
CouchSurfing.com – Stay with hosts for free, usually in exchange for also hosting others on your “couch” for free. Not a direct competitor of Airbnb, but worth consideration for the extremely budget conscious traveler. Learn More – CouchSurfing vs Airbnb
Great Hotel Booking Sites:
Expedia.com – An indirect airbnb competitor, Expedia helps travelers book hotel rooms at a great rate anywhere in the world.
HotelsCombined.com – One of the very best hotel aggregation sites allowing users to search many hotel options around the world from one simple interface. This site counts as one of the airbnb competitors even though they primarily focus on traditional hotel bookings.
Kayak.com – You’ve seen their commercials, Kayak.com is a great hotel aggregation site but they do not including any form of home rentals like other Airbnb competitors.
Orbits.com – A popular but also occasionally glitchy hotel aggregation site with their own rewards system.