AirRentalz launches FabRentalz, as part of its online platform which seeks to eliminate the coming out process for LGBTQ hosts and travelers booking accommodation worldwide.
The AirRentalz platform has incorporated FabRentalz as part of its overall service offering. In addition to WorkSpaces, where you can rent your place or space for short-term office or co-working space, FabRentalz is designed for those who want to differentiate themselves by also catering the LGBTQ community.
For those LGBTQ hosts, we believe this gives them and their guests a better experience when a host comes out to their guests about them being LGBTQ. We are looking to take out that awkwardness for both hosts and their guests. While there are other gay-focused accommodations OTA platforms, we see this as a niche market that we would like to work with and be a part off.
While short term accommodation is core to AirRentalz, our service also operates as a collaborative marketing platform that allows hosts and local and other business to work together to cross-promote each other to deliver great experiences for their guests. This could include a host partnering with a local day spa whereby the day spa could offer their guest an incentive or discount, or a free glass of wine could be provided by a restaurant for host referring their guests to the restaurant. We believe this provides a win-win for all.
We have also made it cheaper for hosts to operate as our service fee is a maximum of one and a half percent (1.5%) and the booking fee for guests is a maximum of eight and a half percent (8.5%). We also operate a loyalty program for guests and hosts. Hosts are not charged the service fee of one and a half percent (1.5%) when they rent to other hosts on our platform, and for guests, we waive the booking service fee for each 4th booking made.
As our platform is not solely dedicated to the LGBT community, we are currently allowing hosts to determine, with our help, how they would like to highlight their LGBT status when they list their home, place or space with us at AirRentalz.