Airbnb's New Matching Feature Helps Pair Travelers with Hosts

By: Katherine Pendrill - Apr 19, 2016
References: airbnb & thenextweb
Airbnb recently announced that it is launching a new Matching feature that will pair travelers with hosts who can help them plan their trip. The new feature is part of a push to give Airbnb customers a more authentic travel experience by making them feel as though they are truly living at their destination.

The new Matching feature has been integrated into the existing Airbnb platform as a way to make the rental process more engaging. To use the feature, users simply input their destination and then answer a series of questions about their specific travel preferences. These questions range from what kinds of activities the user likes to do to what kind of neighborhood the user might want to stay in. The app will then pair each user with accommodations that match their specific preferences.

The new tool aims to improve the Airbnb experience by ensuring that each traveler is paired with a host that can meet his or her needs.