Listings in general (15% commission from the Simplified Pricing program)

In December 2020, Airbnb launched the behavior of charging 15% from hosts in reservations made on the channel so that they have greater control over the final price offered to the guests of the portal and that it is easier to keep the offer of the listings at the same price as the divulgation on other channels.
According to Airbnb data between 2019 and 2020, this feature caused an increase of approximately 17% of reservations at hosts located in Europe, on average.

For listings located in Brazil and in most part of the world, this feature is mandatory to the hosts that work with channel manager in their Airbnb listings.

Are there exceptions in relation to this 15% commission?

As it is an action on a global scale promoted by Airbnb, some countries still have the option of choosing between the new feature of 15% (Simplified Pricing) and the traditional feature (3% charged from the host and a guest fee).

This choice is only available if in the account there are no listings with the professional hospitality type, such as hotels, inns, apart hotels, etc.
If in the account there are listings of this type, the migration to the Simplified Pricing is automatic and mandatory.
For more details on the list of professional hosting types, check the link below.
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The countries that still have the option of keeping the traditional commissioning feature, even being linked to a channel manager, are:

  • Argentina;
  • Bahamas;
  • Canada;
  • United States;
  • Mexico;
  • Taiwan;
  • Uruguay.
It is worth mentioning that the Airbnb Simplified Pricing tool is a trend from the channel and should soon be applied to all the countries served by the channel, so that the Airbnb's standard guidance to users from these countries is that they already anticipate the adherence to the new program.
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