Is Your Airbnb Prepared for a Busy Travel Season?

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After a year of questionable travel for corporate professionals and vacationers alike, it appears that 2021 is set to be quite the busy year for everyone in the travel industry, including those with short-term rentals. A survey hosted by Airbnb found that 54 percent of people asked are either planning to travel soon or have already booked their travel plans.

While the world was paused to contend with a pandemic, many people claimed they missed traveling the most. As we get further into 2021, taking a moment to make sure your Airbnb rentals are prepared would be an excellent plan. Take a look at a few aspects of your properties to examine in preparation for a busy travel season.

1. Schedule your maintenance check-ups and repair tasks now.

HVAC system checkups, the leaky faucets, repairing the door latch—take care of all of these tasks before the busy travel season settles in. Small issues can get even bigger when you have a guest at your short-term rental every day. The last thing you will want is to delay these pertinent tasks, run into an issue later, and have to cancel a guest’s stay because of a massive problem.

2. Stock up on the essential items you provide for guests.

Those essential items that you keep your Airbnb stocked with should always be on-hand, ready, and waiting to restock as needed. For example, if you keep white sheets on your beds, make sure you have a set to keep on the bed, a set to have in the wash, and a set or two for spares. Other items to keep on hand in bulk before your busy travel season include:

  • Toilet paper, paper towels, and other paper items
  • Trash bags
  • Hand soap
  • Shower toiletries
  • Snacks and pantry items you choose to provide
  • Towels, washcloths, and hand towels

3. Have well-established cleaning routines in place.

Keeping the Airbnb properties clean between guests becomes even more daunting during a busy travel season. You will need a good plan or a good contracted cleaning crew you can rely on to get in and get out before your next guest arrives. Tack down these details before the onset of the busy travel season.

Prepare Your Airbnb with a Little Help from an Airbnb Management Company

If you are feeling a little overwhelmed about the prospect of a busy travel year, you may need a little help along the way. Reach out to us at Sojourn properties to discuss our Airbnb management services to get you aptly prepared for a profitable year.

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