Hosting an online Experience
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Before submitting your online experience, please read the Airbnb Experiences standards and requirements and the requirements specific for Online Experiences.
The submission process
When you submit your experience for approval, you’ll need to provide:
- A title for your experience
- A description, including where you’re broadcasting from and what makes it special
- Your activity description, including a clearly defined agenda
- Your qualifications, history, or credentials
- Direction on what guests should bring
- High-quality photos of your experience, including a photo of yourself speaking in front of your camera or computer to show that the experience is taking place online
- A photo ID, since you’ll be asked to confirm your identity
Online Experiences are hosted on Zoom, a third-party video conferencing software, which you'll also need for the submission process. Here's everything you need to know about using Zoom for Online Experiences.
Booking and attendance
- Booking works the same way it does for in-person Experiences
- When it's go time, guests will receive a link to join your Zoom meeting
- You can then use Zoom's Waiting Room feature to let them in after confirming they have a reservation
If you’re open to allowing multiple guests to join per device, let guests know in your description that they only need to book one spot. You can also host private group Experiences, where guests can reserve all the spots for an Experience on a specific date and time.
Pricing and additional payment
What you charge is up to you for both public and private group Experiences. You might want to start at a lower price and increase it after some practice and a few 5-star reviews. Just like in-person Experiences, Airbnb will charge the Host service fee, unless it's a social impact experience.
Online Experiences are priced per person by default. If a reservation was made for one and you notice 2 guests in your Waiting Room, you can ask that they pay for the additional person in the Resolution Centre.
- How-to•Experience HostAbout Online ExperiencesOnline Experiences are live, not pre-recorded, with an engaging Host who offers interactivity and connection with their guests.
- Community policy•Experience HostAirbnb Experiences standards and requirementsFind details on the quality standards and requirements that Airbnb Experience Hosts must meet.
- How-to•GuestWhat do I need to know before attending an Online Experience on Zoom?Before you attend your experience, make sure your device meets the Zoom system requirements and test your internet connection by joining a t…