Airbnb begins to add hotels to its platform

The home rental group is testing out what works best for its platform

Image used for illustrative purpose only
Image used for illustrative purpose only

After signing an agreement to acquire last-minute hotel-booking service HotelTonight, reports suggest that Airbnb has started adding hotels to its platform.

However, according to a report by Skift, this is just a testing phase for the home rental group to see what works best. Meanwhile, Airbnb has started cross-promoting hotels across HotelTonight and its own platform.

Recently, Airbnb was in the news for eliminating guest-booking fees and for implementing a host-only fee model for all the hotels that sign up from 4 June, 2019. Properties that are already part of Airbnb’s platform have the option to opt for the same.

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