The Airbnb Management Course in Wellington is the most popular management course in the world
A new management course is being introduced in Wellington that has been praised by Wellington Tourism and Events manager Mark Wilson as the most “popular management course” in the country.
“I think this is going to be a big deal,” Mr Wilson said.
“People are looking at this as a way of getting through the next few years.”
Mr Wilson says the course is a good option for those looking to manage their Airbnb rentals in Wellington.
“It’s really good for people looking to get into the Airbnb industry in Wellington.”
The course is the brainchild of a Wellington-based travel agency and company called Airbnb.
It is offering the course at three different locations across the city.
It has partnered with a travel company called Travel Wellington to create a course that is geared towards those who have not booked a hotel yet.
Mr Wilson has been a long-time Airbnb user, having purchased the service in 2012.
“The Airbnb model of booking a hotel on a regular basis and letting it run for a couple of years, I thought that was great,” Mr Hamilton said.
Mr Hamilton says he has noticed a big spike in demand for Airbnb in Wellington after the introduction of the course in December.
“When it first came out I was really surprised,” he said.
“[The courses] have been really good.
It’s been really helpful for people who have been on the Airbnb model.”
He says Airbnb is well positioned to survive the downturn in the housing market.
He has seen an increase in the number of guests and visitors coming to his rental property since the course began, which is why he has opted to host the course on a weekday. “
Airbnb is still very much here and they’ve got their base of tourists coming through.”
He has seen an increase in the number of guests and visitors coming to his rental property since the course began, which is why he has opted to host the course on a weekday.
“If I’m in Wellington, I will stay in a two-bedroom house, or a three-bedroom, I’ll have guests and guests and then it will all go to the Airbnb website,” Mr Williams said.
A recent survey by TripAdvisor found Airbnb had been growing steadily in Wellington in the past three months.
Airbnb also has a presence in Christchurch, and is currently in discussions with several other properties.
Wellington Tourism says the courses aims to “address the needs of Wellington’s growing Airbnb community”.
“The courses aims are to provide students with a high level of information, skills and confidence to prepare them for the next stage of their Airbnb career.”
Mr Williams says the Airbnb courses has already had a positive impact.
“There are lots of people who are finding they want to be an Airbnb host in Wellington and have really strong interest in the Airbnb ecosystem.”
He said Airbnb was well positioned because it is well capitalised, well trained and the courses were very well structured.
“They are all designed to help people get to the top of their game.”
Airbnb has not yet responded to requests for comment.