Airbnb screening guests' social media content for anti social tendencies

Discussion in 'Airbnb & Short Term Letting' started by geoffw, 8th Jan, 2020.

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  1. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    spludgey Well-Known Member

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    Fair enough!
     
  3. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    PM's have been doing this for years in respect of tenants applying for 6+ month leases. It's just part of the screening process.
     
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    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    Sure. Except that it's being done automatically by Airbnb's AI processes.
     
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    This could work both ways.
    Double-edged sword to take that on.
     
  6. Paul@PFI

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    Airbnb are being clever. Many idiots who trash homes post on FB. AI can trawl a proposed renter and flag potential concerns with themself, a related party or friends. Airbnb are adding to their host experience by risk assessing.

    Our Booking.com platform has a benefit - We require full prepayment and its often weeks to months out. We also allow cancellations up to 10 days out as we can refill that using another platform. Unpaid stays are a no go. Prepayment reduces fraud and ID risks enormously.
     
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    Paul

    Our booking or Your booking ?

    Cliff
     
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