Since Air announced all their massive changes recently - what we’ve noticed has been almost no new bookings - and fewer inquiries?
Have you guys noticed any difference?
I also noticed that when I search on our town - we barely show up. We used to always be on the top 3 lines of the first page. But now - sometimes I can’t even scroll through enough pages to find us.
Air’s new upscale orientation I think will hurt them in the long run. Their bread and butter is reasonably priced accommodations in areas where hotels are super expensive. But they seem to be emphasizing something entirely different now in their searches.
When I search on our town now - the top half the of page is filled with POPULAR EXPERIENCES! You can’t see places for rent until you scroll down.
It’s no longer even apparent that Air rents rooms - you have to really know that that’s what you’re looking for or you’d never see it.
We’re in a NJ town just across the river from Manhattan. When I used to search on our town’s name - it would bring up places in our town - not in New York.
Now, it brings up six places - ALL in New York city! And ranging in price from $185 - $450 a night.
The places over here are all under $100 and there are thousands of people a year who stay over here for that reason - to save (a ton of ) money when they visit New York. But Air is really hiding all of us now - so they can emphasize their upscale experiences.