Now that AirBnB has responded to my case (I got a travel voucher for $100) for a $122 reservation I have replied with this:
I accept your resolution – I just don’t think you are doing yourself a favor – here is what these guys do (like my ‘host’).
– they find spot in the city where there is a sharp break from safe to unsafe – in Brazil it literally means a city block! Many Brazilian cities rank as some of the most dangerous in the world incl. Fortaleza
– they find a desolate building and prepare some good looking pictures that have nothing to do with the outside or the inside of building in reality
– they add a ‘strict cancellation policy and get some guest review they pay for (i.e. their freinds stay and get the money back they paid)
Now with AirBnB you can only see a ‘bubble’ and even for Brazilians it is impossible to tell if it will be an acceptable neighborhood or not. They make use of that feature to lure people into ‘favela-type’ areas (that can be super close to safe neighborhoods even in Rio).
AirBnB needs to do better and get rid of such scams – it will stain your reputation as the comments have shown in my earlier article it is not just me who endures such drama.
About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents.
Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines.
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