AirBnB has decided to change their pricing policies – charging hosts like ourselves here at Mapua41South 15% of revenue from any AirBnB booking , effective November 1.
We are a small supplier in an exceptionally competitive Covid-19 accommodation market, so have to add on this cost increase in the accommodation prices we list on AirBnB’s platform.
However, no potential guest has to pay these 15% higher AirBnB prices , becasue we have not increased prices for bookings arriving from other sources. In particular when you book direct with us you will find 15% lower accommodation prices for our Orange and Blue apartments than you will see on our AirBnB listing. Simply book direct on our website’s Booking Button with our secure payment gateway in our Little Hotleier’s Front Desk booking system – where we also accept payment within NZ using Direct bank transfers (we bank with ANZ).
In their marketing-spin “explanation” of this policy change AirBnB management suggestion to us was “adjust your pricing”. We have done so, for bookings sourced through Air BNB’s platfrom. Our suggestion to you as potential guest is : shop around for less expensive platforms to book on.