Travel News

Airbnb Launches Split Payment Feature For Group Travel

By Travel Noire

Share

Airbnb has created a new payment splitting feature that makes group travel easier, reports Techcrunch.

This simple new feature has been in the works for a year now. In December 2016, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky asked users what new features they wanted from Airbnb via a tweet. And surprisingly, customers overwhelmingly wanted to split payments among their fellow group travelers.

airbnb-split-payment-feature

 

One user, prior to this new feature, had to foot the bill for the rest of the people in the group.

RELATED: Are Group Tours For Me?

airbnb-group-travel

 

The idea really took off around February of this year when Airbnb acquired social payments startup Tilt. Leveraging that company’s technology helped the home-sharing firm to add the new feature.

With the new tool, the trip organizer requests to book a listing, then pays their portion of the trip total on their credit card. A menu to share the booking with other members of the travel group will then pop up. Fellow group members are given 72 hours to pay their part.


However, there are a few catches. According to Techcrunch, a reservation must start at least 10 days from the time of booking, and the stay must be for less than 27 days.

This story originally appeared on Blavity.

Share
Travel Noire

Travel Noire

A platform of cultivated insights from a global community of black travelers.

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

San Francisco’s Most Expensive Airbnb Is Being Converted Into A Hotel

San Francisco’s Most Expensive Airbnb Is Being Converted Into A Hotel

San Francisco’s “Western Addition” district is an area known for its sidewalk cafes, bars, trendy shops, and musical history.  In addition to the infamous Victorian and Edwardian houses that date back to the 1960s in the area, lies the city’s most expensive Airbnb.   Once priced at $10,000 per night, the historic Payne Mansion could […]

Mitti Hicks

Chicago Hotels: From Airbnb to Hidden Gems

Chicago Hotels: From Airbnb to Hidden Gems

Tucked between beautiful architecture, and amazing food, are some hidden gems of hotels in Chicago. Maybe it’s the possibility of avoiding large crowds, or the fact that you know a city’s best-kept secret, there is nothing better than discovering the off-beaten paths of your favorite destinations.   And while some of you like to keep […]

Mitti Hicks

Miami Hotels: From Airbnb to Hidden Gems

Miami Hotels: From Airbnb to Hidden Gems

Where you stay plays a major role in the success of any trip. Luckily, there is an accommodation for every budget in Miami.   Miami is known as the home of gorgeous people and gorgeous beaches. It seems everyone tries to get down to the United States’ very own paradise at least once in their lifetime. […]

DeAnna Taylor