Airbnb Plans To Update Total Cost Of Properties To Include All Fees

The update comes as the company has seen travel demand rebound from its pandemic lows while confronting high inflation and recession fears.

Airbnb announced plans to include all fees in the total cost of rental properties to avoid confusing customers while they search for places to stay.

The company said an option will be displayed in the search box to show the total cost of properties before taxes, including cleaning and other service fees. Currently, just the cost per night is displayed.

As a customer continues through the booking check out process, the price jumps due to fees that were not included in the price originally displayed. With the new feature, customers will be made aware before proceeding to check-out, exactly how much they will be spending.

Airbnb also plans to prioritize the total price over nightly price when ranking search results.

The update comes as the company has seen travel demand rebound from its pandemic lows while confronting high inflation and recession fears.