Airbnb Plus is now available in Bangkok,
Thailand with Phuket set to go online in December.
Airbnb Plus homes have been inspected and verified in
person by a third party against a 100+ point checklist covering
cleanliness, comfort and design, giving added assurance to guests about
the quality of their stay.
Mike Orgill, Airbnb’s Southeast Asia, Hong Kong
and Taiwan’s Country Manager, said, “Airbnb Plus was introduced to broaden
the appeal of Airbnb and recognize local hosts who go above and
beyond to provide outstanding and authentic hospitality. We’re
thrilled to be launching this new tier of homes in Bangkok and
will roll out in Phuket next month. With more than 400 million
global guest arrivals, our engagement with our hosts have allowed
us to continuously improve our product and launch Airbnb Plus
homes, now personally verified for all the comforts and amenities
we know travelers expect in a home.”
Starting with 43 homes
across some of Bangkok’s most sought after neighborhoods, Airbnb
Plus is intended for guests looking for thoughtfully designed, beautiful homes with exceptional hosts. Airbnb Plus hosts are highly rated (4.8+ out of 5) and
receive excellent reviews. Hosts can benefit from top placement on Airbnb’s app and website, in-home services, expert photography and
premium customer support.
Thailand is an important and fast growing market for Airbnb
with nearly half a million Thais using the service to travel in
the past year alone. With the peak travel period in December, Airbnb Plus is another option for Thais travelling as a couple or
with families. Thailand is one of the most popular destinations
with more than 1.5 million inbound guests in the past year.