Airbnb has become hugely popular. Their platform offer thousands of places to stay, around the globe, in over 190 countries. As a guest you have the option to either book just a room, or an entire property, all of which can be done 100% online, directly on the Airbnb site. The only way to book Airbnb properties is directly on the Airbnb platform – though recently they have started to list their properties on hotel comparison sites such as Trivago. This never happened in the past but as they start to attack the hotel market, then hotel comparison site provide an opening for Airbnb.
If you are considering Airbnb hosting there are currently 2 deals where you can either earn 8,000 Avios through the British Airways partnership, or alternatively earn £119 in cashback.
Earn Avios On Airbnb Bookings
Earlier in the year British Airways partnered with Airbnb. Since then you have been able to earn Avios with every stay you book. Earning rates for Avios based on Airbnb stays are as follows:
- Earn 3 Avios per £1 / €1 / $1 spent
- New Airbnb customers receive a further 500 Avios as a welcome bonus
To earn Avios on Airbnb stays you need to be book via the dedicated Airbnb / British Airways partnership site.
As a reminder you can also earn airlines miles on Airbnb bookings with Delta, Quantas and All Nippon Airways (ANA).
Earn Avios With Airbnb Hosting
If you sign up to be an Airbnb host through the British Airways partnership you will receive 8,000 Avios. Airmiles are received when you receive your first booking and are credited to your British Airways Executive Club account within 60 days of booking date.
If you read the above in detail you will notice that you do not need to host a stay, just receive a booking. There was a similar promotion in the US with a different airline a few years ago. People who “played the system” by manufacturing a fake stay of a friend found their Airbnb accounts being closed down. It really isn’t worth the risk!
To earn Avios for Airbnb hosting you need to be register via the dedicated Airbnb / British Airways partnership site.
Earn £119 Cashback With Airbnb Hosting
The more profitable option, instead of taking the 8,000 Avios, is to become an Airbnb host through a cashback deal. Topcashback are currently leading the way in terms of cashback and are paying £119 if you sign up to Airbnb hosting. Details of the cashback states that it will be paid “on 1st property listing, once a successful booking has been made and guest checks into listing. Minimum booking value £400.“