There are a handful of companies out there now that are disrupting traditional business models by using their own unique technologies. Airbnb is certainly one of these companies as they are currently changing the way folks look at their travel plans.
Airbnb and its technology connects property owners with folks in search of lodging. Essentially, Airbnb is removing both the hotel and the travel agent from the equation of finding quality lodgings across the world, while directly connecting owners and renters.
Airbnb users feel a sense of community with the other users, and rely on ratings and reviews when making their decisions.
Airbnb is also known for its slick technology focused on providing great photos of the property, and making it as easy as possible for travelers to explore lodging options across the world from their smartphone!
Here's how to do it:
Open the Airbnb app or website.
Enter your filters for the search: select your location, dates of travel, how many bedrooms, and if you want a pool, or washer and dryer.
Review your lodging options! They range from a shared room, a private room with a live-in host, or the whole home. Use the filters to narrow down the options.
Use the map to help you see where the rooms/homes exist in relation to your activities.
Read the reviews—it’s up to you to find an owner you’re comfortable either staying with, or interacting with.
Look up other opportunities: Airbnb also offers experiences, such as hikes, yoga, and concerts, available near the area you’re searching.
What you need to know:
You’ll be interacting with an individual, not a corporation or a person working the “front desk.”
Make sure you are comfortable communicating with the host via email and texting.
Read the reviews about the property owner to decide if you are compatible with their style and the property.
You will be responsible for making your own bed, washing your own towels, and cleaning the kitchen during your stay.
Each property has “house rules” to follow, so be sure to review those first before you make your reservation.
Might be a larger space than a room in a hotel.
Likely cheaper per square foot.
Access to a full kitchen, washer, and dryer are possible.
More like living as a local.
Experiences with a live-in host will be more personal than employees at a hotel.
It may take a bit more time to book an Airbnb rental due to the back-and-forth communication between you and the owner.
You’re doing your own cooking and cleaning.
You don’t have the built in accountability of the host that you would expect with a traditional hotel or hospitality chain.
Very impressed with my trainer’s ability to provide thorough explanations and demonstrations. I have confidence now in knowing how to manage my photos, videos, and documents. I received my money’s worth of valuable instruction.
Outstanding trianers with expertise and a lot of patience at a fair price. I have used them for two years and they have given me a much better understanding of the in's and outs of how to use many aspects of my computer. It is a pleasure to have them come to my home and work on my own computer problems.
Greenwood Village, CO
I have had two great sessions with GroovyTek. And finally I have learned to use my smartphone calendar ! I'm looking forward to my next session
Highlands Ranch, CO
Spectacular people. Knowledgeable, professional, customer focused and easy to work with. I have used their services a couple of times (because I am over 40) and they are great to work with.
Cave Creek, Az
My tech is patiently bringing me (at age 79) into the computer age. I am so glad that I found him through GroovyTek. What a wonderful gift!
Excellent help from our GroovyTek trainer. He spent an hour explaining issues that I was confronted with, on my computer, and corrected all my issues and problems. He was concise, knowledgeable and forthright and I will call on him and GroovyTek again whenever I need help and support. I highly recommend GroovyTek services!
I have always had the best computers that Apple offered, but the problem was that I never knew how to use them. Thanks to my GroovyTek trainer, my tech skills have increased exponentially and I am feeling more competent and confident with each lesson.
Very pleased with the experience. Knowledgeable trainer who was most helpful. Highly recommend the service.
Colorado Springs, Co
GroovyTek has helped me, a 65 year old, learn how to do all sorts of things on my computer that I did not know about before. I had no one else to ask, and they have rescued me. It's so great to have a polite, friendly, knowledgeable person come to my house and teach me. What a wonderful service!
I think your service is great! I have used it, and I booked 2 sessions for my 83-year old husband who bought himself a new Ipad, but didn't know how to use it. He's been ill, so it was a great help that you came to the house. Thanks for the service.
GroovyTek did a great job! My trainer was on time, professional and she solved my slow computer. Great job, GroovyTek! I will use your services again.
A wonderful service in every aspect from calling in to set up an appointment with Groovytek and follow ups as well as the fabulous help, patience and expertise of the tech who came to the house to work with me with my computer issues. I would highly recommend GrooveyTek for all your computer needs! Thanks so much!
We have had several help sessions with a GroovyTek trainer. WE could not be more pleased. My trainer takes all our questions and while answering types up his answers so even after he leaves, we can refer to his notes. I would recommend GroovyTek to any of my friends or family without hesitation. BTW, ALL the employees at this firm are extrememly knowledgeable and friendly.
I had a serious issue with my bank website not being secure. This was a very technical problem. I used the Remote Session option to get help. My GroovyTek trainer kept at it until we finally resolved the issue.
I had a session with GroovyTek over the phone today. It was extremely helpful to me because I was able to see everything that he was doing on my computer as he was talking. I was then able to follow his actions to do what he was doing as well. What a way to go!