Wednesday, 02 February 2022 15:28

Airbnb goes one step further in Insurance with travel protection

Written by Evelyn Alas

Vacation rental app Airbnb has launched new travel insurance for its guests. Specifically, this product will be ready to market in the spring.

Among the virtues of the solution, it is designed by the same team that created the 'AirCover Host' protection product for the app's hosts. In addition, it is designing in collaboration with a "reputable insurance company" which was not disclosed in the release.

"We are announcing two new ways to support our host community as they navigate the rise of COVID cases around the world. One is an upcoming guest travel insurance product", it states on its website.

Separately, it also includes a 'Covid Guest Support Program' for those who are unable to go ahead with their previously booked reservations due to unexpected travel disruptions caused by government mandates.