Which Corona Will Dominate Your Summer?

In 2019, the only Corona affecting your travel plans came in a bottle. Countries all over the world instituted shelter-in place, travel restrictionist and even bans on short-term renting.  Most cities in the US are starting to relax restrictions.   Some think it’s too soon while others think we’ve overreacted and infringed upon basic freedoms. According to an article from Vox, it took Wuhan nearly 3 months of intense lockdown to achieve an R0 value

1 Jun 2020

Summer 2020: what can vacation rentals expect?

Summer 2020 is here! Instead of a flood of guests filling our booking calendars, our hearts are filled with a certain amount of dread, and our heads brim with questions about what this summer will mean for our small businesses. A worldwide pandemic has taken a giant bite out of our summer dreams and brought the entire travel industry to its knees. Airbnb has delayed its much-anticipated IPO and laid off 25,000 employees worldwide. In

1 Jun 2020

Is It Safe to Host in My Home?

Sharing your home with guests. These hosts truly put the “share” in home-sharing, but they are the most vulnerable of the short-term rental industry. Airbnb hosts who share space in a home they also occupy face many tough questions as they reopen in the wake of the pandemic. This sector of the short-term rental market has been particularly hard hit by Covid-19. Keith Freedman is the owner and founder of HostWell and an Airbnb superhost