Airbnb is recruiting a panel of “Luxury Retreats Ambassadors” to help it access high-value short let properties in London.
Following the acquisition of Canadian travel firm Luxury Retreats earlier this year, Airbnb is now actively moving in on the UK’s prime and super-prime short-term rental arena. Luxury Retreats currently has a portfolio of over 4,000 high-end properties around the world, servicing a “broad and deep network of affluent travellers”.
Airbnb’s Luxury Retreats Ambassador are employed as independent contractors, tasked with sourcing “exceptional properties” that might be added to the Luxury Retreats collection… Ambassadors moot the idea to property owners, and a referral fee of up to $1,500 is paid for every property that is successfully added to the collection.
Candidates should “know the luxury property market in London and have exposure to the owners of these properties”.
Recent research by the Residential Landlords Association found that the number of Airbnb listings in London has grown by 60% in just over 12 months, from 33,715 to 53,904 listings. And there was an even more significant 75% surge in the number of “multi-listings” – where individuals advertising more than one property on the website – between February 2016 and March 2017, indicating a rising “professionalism” amongst Airbnb hosts.