For those of you who may wonder what an Airbnb is, what it wants, if the spelling is correct, and/or how one pronounces it, some of the answers are below.
Despite seeming violations in grammatical protocol, the spelling is correct and is pronounced as the word, air, and the separate mention of the letters, b-n-b.
What it wants is to represent a new dimension in travel by providing a home away from home that cannot compare to conventional and expected lodgings.
Every night, hundreds of thousands of tourists choose not to stay in a traditional establishment, such as a hotel, and instead pay to spend time in the residence of a
perfect stranger, supplied by the online platform known as Airbnb. This allows ordinary people to rent out their spaces as accommodation for tourists.
Based in San Francisco, Airbnb, Inc. operates a cyber marketplace used exclusively for lodging, vacation rentals and tourist activities.
Accessible via website and mobile app, this community-based venue began serendipitously back in 2008 when two designers with space to spare, hosted three travelers in their San Francisco home who were seeking a place to stay.
Today, that singular concept has mushroomed into four million hosts, who have welcomed over 800 million guests in 191 countries across the globe!
Airbnb allows the curious travel to become authentically connected to interesting people and a dynamic and fascinating world.
Becoming a host is accomplished simply by opening an account which permits the listing of a space and the ability to book unique accommodations anywhere under the sun.
Airbnb possibilities include: 90,000 cabins, 40,000 farms, 24,000 tiny homes, 5,600 boats, 3,500 castles, 2,800 yurts (circular tents made of felt or skins), 2,600 tree-houses, 1,600 private islands, 300 lighthouses, and 140 igloos!
Airbnb’s mission is to make travel accessible to everyone, allowing them to belong anywhere their wildest dreams may conjure.
Airbnb hosts share their passions and interests with both travelers and locals and make personal exchanges easy, enjoyable, safe and smelling fine thanks to the scent offerings from the Home Freshener website.
Personal profiles and listings are carefully verified and the platform maintains a smart messaging system that enables both guests and hosts to communicate clearly to manage a trusted method to collect and transfer payments.
The need to create a home-like atmosphere is easily understood when one considers the concept of travel and its affect on the human psyche.
Escape, adventure, fantasy and fun are all fragments of the total travel experience. A hotel, inn or Airbnb is more than just a house or building, and a successful patron visit is always a delightful fusion of the senses that spins the narrative of a specific place at a certain moment in time.
Repeat business depends upon satisfaction with the positive look, feel and scent surrounding the general atmosphere rather than the specific products or services it may provide.
Scent not only alters the atmosphere, it also has the power to transform mood. It is the most sensitive of all the five senses.
As infants, it is the first sense we develop, and our noses have as many as six million odor-detecting cells.
A recent study indicated that certain aromas affected mood by eliciting a muscle-relaxing effect and that specific scents have the ability to reduce stress in individuals.
Hotels and Airbnbs relate specifically to human interaction and hospitality.
Owners and managers of such enterprises have learned to harness the potential of fragrances as part of the specific message they wish to impart to all the travelers who cross their threshold, even if for just one night.
Our masterfully-designed scents combined with decorative flourishes, such as artfully placed displays of fruit or a bouquet of colorful blooms, and relaxing music, all combine to convey an illusory feeling, whether it be one of homey comfort or pampered elegance.
Relevant Airbnb Statistics and Studies
As of December 2020, Airbnb had 7.9 million active listings, which is a 2.6% increase from 7.7 million in 2019. In 2020, Airbnb listings worldwide generated $26.8 billion in gross revenues and $3.5 billion in commissions, as opposed to $5.2 billion in 2019.
A 2016 Canadian study entitled: Why Tourists Choose Airbnb: A Motivation-Based Segmentation Study conducted by Daniel Adam Guttentag indicated that Airbnb has expanded so rapidly over the last decade that it is now discussed in terms of
its current and future impact on the traditional accommodation sector.
This study focuses on tourist motivations in selecting an Airbnb and questions it claim to be a complement rather than a competitor within the hospitality industry.
The human sense of smell is the second most influential after vision.
Fragrance provides a bridge to memory that lingers in the sub-conscious, only to be recalled at a later time and, hopefully, lure travelers back to experience anew.
Luxurious hotel scents can really be applied anywhere, and are available here in fragrant profusion, where we are devoted to exclusively serving the needs of the end user.
Scent diffusers are the vehicles associated with the proper dispersal of fragrance, and we feature several that are more than suitable and cost-effective in providing hotel-like scents to an Airbnb.
The three most popular are the Aroma Beam, The Aroma One and our Aroma Stylers.
This dry vapor fragrance diffuser system offers superior odor-control solutions for large spaces up to 50,000 cubic feet.
Formed from powder-coated steel, the Aroma Beam offers years of continuous, reliable service. This scent diffuser comes with a built in 24-hour battery back-up on/off timers, and is available in either portable or wall mounted configurations.
The Aroma Beam also offers the added assist of the Bluetooth Scent Bridge APP, which was developed by Home Freshener’s mother company, Air-Scent International.
It offers a simple interface with connected Air-Scent dispensers, which allows for accurate output adjustments from any Android or IOS smart phone.
Among its features are: an easy learning curve; password protection; multiple programmable functions and proprietary software.
This system serves dual purposes; namely, neutralizing stubborn air-borne malodors while simultaneously providing superior, linear scent enhancement for smaller areas, such as restrooms.
For those opening their homes to travelers, it provides both that hotel-like feeling and the sense that a bathroom is both clean and well cared for.
While wafers need to be selected separately, this diffuser has the capacity to hold up to 4 scented varieties at one time.
The Aroma One can also support other refill types, such as bottles and Maxi Professional liquid cans.
Its sleek, modern design allows for optimal air-flow, the air velocity fan blade outperforms other designs, and a key lock prevents theft and vandalism.
It also features three smart-switch settings, which provide continuous, 60-day and linear output for the best possible end user experience.
This HVAC atomizing diffuser system that is also known as the Scent Styler, is available in three application sizes.
It is potent and very easy for the average home owner to use.
Its power represents the epitome of cutting edge and innovative technology, and it is ideal for ambient scenting.
This system controls malodors and greatly improves indoor air quality via an invisible vapor that floats evenly across any large open space
The following scents represent just a few of our premium fragrance offerings to Airbnb hosts that can help transform the atmosphere of your home into one resembling a modern hotel setting.
A lemongrass, and coconut blend, this scent is laden with the mystical allure of far away places.
Top notes featuring spicy, refreshing bergamot, crisp and citrusy litsea cubeba and milky, tropical coconut open this comforting fragrance.
These aspects soon fade into a heart note of intensely lemon, clean and green lemongrass and light, floral and bitter neroli.
The fragrance completes with a base note marked by sweet nectar and elegant and lush vanilla.
This alluring floral scent is hallmarked by a top note of sugary, spicy strawberry, milky coconut, lush pineapple and gingery, exotic mango.
These elements soon meld into a heart note bouquet of intensely exotic jasmine and bitter, sweet and sour anise.
Honey-like and elegant vanilla and fruity, slightly sugary and earthy nectar are the base notes that complete this splendid tropical scent.
This uplifting and restorative scent opens with a top note marked by sharp, salty sea air, crisp, nutty almond kernel and nuances of luscious exotic fruit.
These aspects are soon followed by a heart note bouquet featuring velvety and musky rose, floral and green water-lily, piquant and grassy sea kelp, lightly floral cyclamen and revitalizing lemongrass.
A base note of earthy and savory blue sage completes the scent.
Musky, warm and spicy, this white flower bouquet scent opens with a top note featuring fruity accents of sharp grapefruit, sour-sweet lemon and fresh, crisp apple.
A floral heart note soon follows that is tinged with romantic rose, deeply intoxicating jasmine, waxy tuberose, fresh, sweet and feminine lily-of-the-valley and creamy gardenia.
The scent finishes with base notes of musky, romantic rose, deeply intoxicating jasmine, waxy tuberose, fresh, sweet and feminine lily-of-the-valley and creamy gardenia. Base notes of rich, honey-like amber and musky driftwood complete this fragrance.
This clean, pleasing, happy scent opens with a top note of tangy, sour grapefruit and clean, light, cool and soapy green.
These fragrant elements soon give in to a bright citrusy heart note featuring succulent orange, astringent lemon and hints of sharp, woody raspberry and fresh, sugary orange blossom.
The scent completes with a base note featuring sensual, light musk and juicy, sweet and dry orange peel.
If you “Airbnb” and seek to improve your reviews and traffic, take a glance at our catalogue of scents and diffusers available and give them a try.
Your guests will love them and so will you!
Final thought on Airbnb: Airbnb has proven that hospitality, generosity, and the simple act of trust between strangers can go a long way. ~ Joe Gebbia
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