Airbnb launches bonus incentive ahead of King Charles' Coronation

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Fancy renting out your spare room? Airbnb will reward London homeowners with a £100 travel coupon if they host their first guest during King Charles III's Coronation.

Available to new hosts only, the bonus initiative encourages locals to make the most of the increased demand for holiday accommodation from 5th — 8th May 2023, while also giving them the chance to generate additional revenue.

To qualify for the scheme, simply add a new listing in the region of Greater London (this must be your first listing as a host on Airbnb). You'll have to be quick, because the £100 voucher will be given to the first 40 hosts who register on or after 27th March 2023. The coupons can be redeemed on and expire on 31st December 2023.

'When it comes to significant events this year, it doesn't get bigger than King Charles' coronation. As celebrations sweep across the UK and families visit loved ones over the additional bank holiday, Airbnb offers a unique opportunity for locals to benefit by opening their homes,' says Amanda Cupples, General Manager for Northern Europe, at Airbnb.

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'Home sharing helps cities use existing space to scale up their capacity, welcome visitors during peak demand, and empower locals to provide sustainable and affordable accommodation, benefitting the local economy.'

Airbnb launched a similar scheme during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations last year. Across the Jubilee weekend, Airbnb hosts collectively earned over £7.1 million, with the typical person making around £500 between 2nd and 5th June 2022.

The King will be crowned alongside Camilla, Queen Consort, on Saturday 6th May 2023 at Westminster Abbey in London, with thousands of visitors expected to flock to London for the special celebration.

To take part in the bonus scheme, new hosts must visit and list their space.

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