Boasting itself as the way to book inspiring and unique accommodations around the world, Airbnb has been a tremendous resource to travelers. In response to the requests and needs of their users, the app better assists those looking for spontaneity by making it possible to book a trip for tonight or tomorrow. This new service will highlight listings that can be booked immediately (whether you have just had one of those weeks and need to get away or you have some last minute plans requiring accommodations) at every available price-point. Also added is an experimental feature called “This Weekend” which will allow you to be inspired by nearby locations and adventures ready to be booked for an impromptu getaway.
For those that haven’t yet tried Airbnb, a quick download will have you searching through up to 34,000 cities and hundreds of thousands of potential places to stay (be that a castle, treehouse, hotel room –you may be surprised by what you’ll find!). From there you can manage your listings, connect with your hosts and other guests and prepare for your trip with To-Dos.
This new last-minute travel service has been rolled out to San Fransisco and Los Angeles to start, but more cities will be added soon!
Jillian Koskie is an experienced software developer, content writer, project manager and usability design expert. With over 17 years in these roles, Jillian has enjoyed applying her skill-set to assist clients and users across a wide variety of sectors including: legal, health, and financial services. Combining these professional opportunities with a love of technology, Jillian is pleased to contribute articles, opinions, and advice to numerous news outlets, websites, and publications.