Downs most hospitable

The Southern Downs named as one of the most hospitable towns. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

The Southern Downs has recently been honoured as one of the most hospitable towns in Australia, following Airbnb’s platform upgrade that includes revamped ratings and reviews.

The new features added to the platform aim to assist guests in understanding the quality of each listing.

Airbnb properties located in the Southern Downs have secured a notable position on the list of top-rated cities and towns in Australia.

Over the past 12 months, these accommodations received an impressive 91 percent share of 5-star reviews, solidifying Southern Downs’ reputation as one of the friendliest and most welcoming destinations in the country.

This recognition coincides with Airbnb’s announcement of several updates to its platform, further enriching the guest experience.

One of these updates is the introduction of the ’Guest Favourites’ filter, designed to help users easily identify the most highly regarded accommodations.

With over half a billion trips taken into account, this collection showcases the 2 million most beloved homes on Airbnb based on ratings, reviews, and reliability data.

Recognising the significance of detailed listings in attracting guests, Airbnb has also unveiled the Listings Tab.

Understanding that managing a listing plays a vital role in hosting, this new feature equips hosts with a set of tools to better showcase their homes. Additionally, the Listings Tab offers an AI-powered photo tour to provide potential guests with a comprehensive view of the property.

“We believe that the best way to find a great place to stay is by knowing which homes guests love the most,“ stated an Airbnb representative.

“That’s why we’ve created Guest Favourites, a curated collection of the most highly rated and adored homes on Airbnb. Our aim is to empower guests to make informed decisions based on ratings, reviews, and reliability.“

Southern Downs’ inclusion in the prestigious list of Australia’s most hospitable towns highlights the region’s commitment to providing exceptional experiences for visitors. Alongside its beautiful landscapes, tourists can now expect warm and welcoming hosts who go above and beyond to ensure a memorable stay.