Alexa for Airbnb

Alexa for Airbnb

Airbnb is an online market founded by Brian Chesky, who is also the current CEO of the company. Using Alexa for Airbnb leverages both Amazon’s tech and Airbnb’s technology.  Airbnb doesn’t own any real estate of its own but helps its customers in renting out there homes etc. it’s effortless to operate, and its smart pricing feature can be used to determine the latest price that is being charged in the neighbourhood to attract more customers and get more bookings. 

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Amazon Alexa, known simply as Alexa,[2] is a virtual assistant developed by Amazon, first used in the Amazon Echo and the Amazon Echo Dot smart speakers developed by Amazon Lab126. It is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic, sports, and other real-time information, such as news.

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This price determined by the smart pricing feature depends on many factors and can be even increased by adding additional amenities to help the guests in having a better experience at Airbnb.

Alexa for Airbnb

Airbnb Alexa

One of these extra amenities includes Alexa for Airbnb that can make your guests feel at home if you are not available or are going away over the weekend. Alexa is a virtual assistant developed by Amazon that can answer questions on your behalf and can even be used to get to know about the surrounding area where the guests are staying. Alexa can act as your virtual co-host and can give the guests a personalized experience. It will help you manage and deploy multiple listings all at the same time.

Here are some of the ways you can use Alexa

Alexa Skill Blueprints related to Airbnb

It allows you to use a handful of templates to design a template specifically for hosting your guests at your home.

It’s easy to operate, and guides for Alexa Skill Blueprints are also available on the internet in case you have any trouble operating it.

With this, you can provide your guest with information like where all the necessary things are placed, how to operate a machine in your home or essential emergency contacts in case they might need any. 

Control smart home devices using Alexa for Airbnb

You can also use Alexa to control smart home devices like space heaters, etc., and you can set the settings to something very basic like ‘Alexa turn on the space heater.’ This will save the guests and you from a lot of trouble and also improve your guest’s experience. 

Alexa for Airbnb

Give the guests an unlimited experience with Alexa for Airbnb

However, you must give the guests very limited access. Some of the cautionary steps that you can take to prevent them from using your credit card on Amazon are adding a password or a pin etc. You can also disable the call settings so that they can’t contact your contacts. You must audit some other settings as well to prevent the guests from taking advantage of Alexa and you. 

Now it is highly relevant where you place the echo devices as having the device but at the wrong location wouldn’t be of much help. Along with noise monitoring and security cameras, you can put it at locations where the guest might need it the most, for instance, the bedroom, living room or kitchen, etc.

Having Alexa as your virtual assistant can take the burden off your shoulder and can help you in managing all your listings and in deploying them. What’s more, to it is the functionality of Alexa will be very useful for people who like to do stuff more smoothly. 

 

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