Listen Now: AirBnb Plus
The booking site AirBnb is introducing a new service; all in an effort to make your stay a little more comfortable.
One of the biggest complaints about booking a place to stay through AirBnb is that you’re not quite sure what you’re getting with the roof over your head. Will there be towels for the hot tub? Will there be basic cooking staples such as butter and vegetable oil? Do you need to bring your own cups or plates?
Now the company is hoping to ease your fears by rolling out a new service called AirBnb Plus. Homes designated as a plus must meet the requirements of a one hundred point checklist which includes a kitchen stocked with cooking equipment, bathrooms free of personal items and bedrooms with comfortable, clean bedding.
In order to make the plus list, a person’s home will be inspected to make sure it meets the requirements and will be professionally photographed by the company.
Booking a plus property will cost you an extra one hundred dollars a night but perhaps you’ll be getting what you pay for.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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