Nov 28, 2017
Airbnb will now let you split the bill
Airbnb has finally revealed how it plans to make use of Tilt, the crowdfunding service it acquired earlier this year – Airbnb will now let customers split the cost of a booking.
Twitter feedback: This feature was among the top requests when Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky asked for customer wishes via Twitter last year. Splitting and collecting travel payments within a group are reportedly a big source of disagreement and loss of money, Airbnb says.
Why it matters: Aside from making its customers happy, Airbnb also stands to gain a lot of business growth from this new feature. According to the company's test of the service, 30% of reservations booked led to one or more new Airbnb users.