Why You Should Think Twice About Staying at Air B&B Properties
Updated: Apr 23, 2019
One of my best friends won a $500 Air B&B voucher in a fundraising raffle and had earned enough airline miles to purchase two round trip tickets. So she planned an inexpensive, romantic trip to NYC over Christmas break as a surprise for her husband.
Imagine her surprise when, two days before they were set to leave, she received an email from the Air B&B property owner canceling the reservation. Her $500 was refunded, but by that time there were no other Air B&B properties available. She spent hours on the phone with Air B&B’s help desk, but there was nothing to be done. Her inexpensive romantic trip turned into an expensive stay at a hotel, because there is nothing to be found in NYC around Christmas on a budget, with lots of added stress before they boarded their flight. Lots of travelers have good experiences, but as Brittany’s story shows, when something goes wrong with Air B&B , you are left on your own to make alternative plans.
If you have your heart set on a certain type of property, a travel agent can help you find what you are looking for without having to resort to Air B&B. I work with private villas and small boutique properties represented by respected management companies, so you never have to worry that your lodging will be canceled at the last minute.
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