Airbnb ups insurance coverage, adds one-on-one set up guidance
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Airbnb is trying to remove barriers that might keep people from listing their homes in part by tripling its insurance coverage and offering free one-to-one guidance for new hosts.
"Today, there's 4 million hosts on Airbnb, but we've seen more than 60 million people come to our hosting page, meaning they thought about hosting," Airbnb co-founder Nate Blecharczyk told FOX Business. "They haven't taken the plunge yet. And so we really want to give them confidence to become a host."
In order to do so, the company set up a new system called Airbnb Setup. For the first time, new hosts will be able to get matched with a superhost in their area who can guide them on how to list their home on the platform. Hosts can chat over audio, video or message a superhost any questions or concerns they may have throughout the set-up process.
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Over 1,800 superhosts in over 80 countries have already signed up to help guide new hosts starting Wednesday. However, new hosts will also have access to a team of Community Support agents.