How to Get an Airbnb First Responder Discount

Airbnb is a website where users can rent out private rooms, apartments, and entire homes at discounted rates. They also provide special discounts for first responders and military personnel which could help save you money when booking their trip. In this article we’ll look at how to obtain and take advantage of such an Airbnb first responder discount.

Airbnb Launches Global Initiative For First Responders

Airbnb has unveiled a global initiative designed to assist medical professionals and first responders combatting coronavirus outbreaks on the frontlines with access to affordable or free housing, with plans aiming at housing 100,000 of these workers worldwide. Pilot programs were already conducted in France and Italy where hosts offered their homes free for doctors, nurses, caregivers, support staff as well as those fighting the outbreak themselves. Booking fees will also be waived up to 100k times under this scheme.

Airbnb has also asked its users to volunteer their homes for this cause, with Airbnb verifying a person’s status as first responder before matching them up with an available house that meets CDC-recommended cleaning protocols. Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky announced on Twitter that 12,000 hosts have already agreed to host first responders.

Will Airbnb Reinstate Sign-Up Bonuses? Airbnb’s referral program was once an attractive way of earning a free stay, but the company now appears to have decided it wasn’t sustainable – according to Chesky it “bit the bullet on both ends,” in terms of paying referrers while incurring losses on new customers, meaning it wasn’t possible to scale profitably and remain profitable over time.