Pumpkin spice latte in hand, candy bowl on the desk. ☕ Two of my personal essentials for this season!
We're bringing you new essential tools, too, with improved hosting resources and more! Read on to learn the latest news on hosting support, Loftium's upcoming Vrbo launch and your newest hosting updates.
Amber and the Loftium team
📘 Your new hosting resources
We've just finished launching new and improved hosting resources - and they're ready for you to try them today! Access automated chat, refreshed help articles and more, right from your Loftium Dashboard.
To get started, log in to your Loftium Dashboard and click the Chat bubble in the lower right corner of your screen. 🎊 Check it out! ↘
Features now available include:
Automated chat: Smart chat tools so you can get directed to the right resource or the right person, faster.
Quick search: Find Loftium Library Help Center articles directly from your dashboard, so you can get to the answers you need right away.
🚌Coming soon: Vrbo launch
We began launching additional hosting platforms earlier this year with the release of Loftium Stays. Now, we're on track to add Vrbo to your Loftium hosting platform too! Vrbo is slated to roll out to Loftium hosts in late 2020, and we'll keep you updated along the way.
- What is Vrbo? Vrbo is a hosting platform that connects homes and hosts to families and vacationers. Vrbo is part of the Expedia group, and currently supports over 2 million bookable vacation rentals. Fun fact: Vrbo is pronounced "ver-boh"!
- What is hosting on Vrbo like? Hosting on Vrbo is done right through the Loftium Host Platform, which means it is nearly identical to hosting on Loftium Stays! We've created an FAQ article for common Vrbo questions here.
- Want to join the Vrbo host focus group? Space is limited! If you'd like an invite, we'd love your feedback and involvement. Let us know here!
🏡 Hosting updates
- Airbnb is requiring that all hosts follow their 5-step enhanced cleaning protocol. Good news - you're likely already doing most of this today! Make sure you're ready for this required change by November 20th.
- Brr, it's getting cold out there! If you're in a colder climate, consider getting an inexpensive snow shovel and ice melter to help keep pathways clear for you and your guests. If you grab one now, you won't need to worry about it later! 🌨
- Now is a great time to reach out to your landlord to coordinate Fall/Winter maintenance for your home! Does the chimney need cleaning, or the gutters clear? Check in to make sure your home is all set for the change in seasons. 🍂
👋Meet the Loftium Team!
We're feeling the Halloween mood here in the Loftium office, aka, we're all craving some sweets. 🎃
We asked: What are your favorite Halloween candies?
- Hershey's Cookies and Cream will always be my top vote, although it's rare to get it trick or treating. - Courtney G.
- FULL SIZED SNICKERS BAR. The best part is the third bite. That's because fun-sized snickers only have 2 bites to them! Everything after bite 3 is net-new candy!! - Jennings G.
- I LOVE the pumpkin-shaped Reese's cups, the ratio of chocolate to peanut butter is different. I think it's the 'stalk' part of the pumpkin that really changes the configuration. - Miranda B.
- 100 Grand is my favorite because its a unique combo and is more of a "rare" candy. - Dominic H.
- Idaho Spuds. It's my favorite because the only place I can find them is in a small truck stop gas station we always stop at on the way to visit my grandparents. - Jordan D.
In case you missed it...
- A simplified Dashboard, the My Guests page, and an updated Payments page were all added right to your Loftium Dashboard.
- Read about keeping an open, lease-compliant calendar to avoid unapproved blocked nights and cancellations.