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Airbnb gets a huge update: Categories and more are coming

As announced last year, Airbnb is completely renewed: the latest update, defined by the company as “the biggest change of Airbnb in the last ten years. “ of the service brings in fact several interesting news both on the web version and on Android and iOS smartphones.

The first important change concerns a new search method based on Categories : from the website or app, after starting the search, now presented 56 categories of accommodation organized by design, location or activity . These Categories are created using machine learning techniques, although an Airbnb team reviews the listings and manually chooses which photos to highlight.

Connected Stays is the second new feature of this update: it is a function that offers more options for longer stays, with the possibility of dividing the trip between two houses . When you search for a specific destination, the Connected Stays automatically appear in the results, allowing you to better organize a trip.

Finally, there is also AirCover , a more complete insurance coverage for travel, included free for every stay. This includes reservation guarantee, check-in guarantee, compliance guarantee and 24-hour support . Essentially, in the event that the host cancels the reservation or is unable to check-in, an alternative home will be found or a refund will be issued.