Airbnb Guest Safety: Emergencies and Safety Devices

How is Airbnb ensuring that host make their homes safe for guests? Airbnb has been sharing awareness and a few simple tools to help hosts offer safer accommodations for their guests.

If there is an urgent or emergency situation, it is very important for the guest to know who to call and where to go. To keep this information clear, concise, and available easily for guests, hosts will have the option to fill out a safety card online in the Home Safety tab of each listing. This card has space for important information that hosts can complete, including emergency phone numbers, locations of fire alarms and fire extinguishers, and emergency exit routes. After you fill the card out online as a host, guests will be able to view it after booking a reservation with your listing. It will also be easy to print to display at your Airbnb space.

Airbnb is also encouraging all hosts to install functioning smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in their homes. They are even giving away detectors to the first 25,000 eligible hosts to request a detector. To determine where to put the detector(s) in your space, check your local laws for any applicable requirements.

Although Airbnb encourages hosts to install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in their space, they do not currently require confirmation of installation. Under amenities, hosts can indicate that they have these devices. If hosts do not select those devices, guests will see those amenities crossed out upon viewing your listing.

Airbnb prides itself on being a safe community for travelers to find what they need- a comfortable space away from home to call their home while vacationing.

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