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Yes, just saw it now. Apparently I’ve hosted 1410 guests from 54 countries over the past 6 years No wonder I’m so bloody tired…
But my calendar is completely empty for Jan and Feb so I’m not seeing any SH boost. I refuse to lower my prices any further. So I’m looking now to get a weekday renter and just do Air at weekends.
I didn’t see the email and don’t care enough to go back and look to see if I deleted it. I did notice when I went to the Airbnb homepage today that there was a big “stay with a SH” banner up top. I’m always near the top of search and there are lots of SH in my town but strangely, just a limited number of top spots so I don’t think that’s going to help. I’ve been getting the magazine, I guess they are extending for another year.
It’s better than nothing but I don’t expect it will change anything for me.
Edit to add: when I saw that it apparently totals up our guests I went and looked for it. More than I thought. That must count the number of people in each booking group because based on my number of reviews and review rate I calculated hosting 580 guests. That’s also more countries than I realized. Cool.
If you are right about counting the number of guests then mine is very inaccurate as 50% of my guests miss that part and only put down 1 guest when there is clearly 2. It’s so frequent I can’t be bothered to point out their error and send an alteration. I think you are right though as I have 580+ reviews and I am sure that more than one in three write reviews.
I was also surprised by the amount of countries as I thought we had only had a sprinkling.
Correct. You have to be ready and grab it when it presents. I had the “snipping tool” at the ready. It took a couple of clicks to get it but it runs on a loop so I just had to get the timing down.
I always send an alteration and I always get my second person fee so the count would be accurate. No way I would have ever gone and counted by hand and I don’t keep a spreadsheet so it was cool to see the number. I’m sure there is a lot of data they could give us access to if they wanted to.
My map is different to yours though, you have a lot more dots in the US but there are also similarities. Looks like it’s just some random map they are using and not relevant to your numbers. What a shame.
When they upped the criteria on SH, they lost a number of good hosts (i.e. Kona) by a slim margin. Long term hosts like me were at the bottom of the food chain. Couple that with Plus hosts and there was really no incentive to chase after the brass ring.
This is useless. Just a fancy marketing stunt for what? Maybe some will be impressed. I’m not.
How about they give us a voucher of a cash compensation instead?
We make this company billions and this is what we get?
By the way, the map is not correct. There are too many countries which I’ve never had guests from.
I’m really surprised that I’ve hosted ppl from 31 countries. I have so many Americans and Germans so this is interesting to me. Useful? Not really. But numbers can be fun. Although many times just meh… Just like this email.