Airbnb Pitches Skeptical Shoppers on More Relevant Reviews

Updated Nov. 8, 2023 11:04 am ET Listen to article (2 minutes) Would you trust Airbnb reviews more if you knew more about the guests leaving reviews? The short-term rental company is hoping you will. Airbnb announced several changes to its ratings and reviews page on Wednesday. Potential guests looking at past reviews of properties … Read more

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