It’s a devastating and painful moment for our industry.

The survival is at stake for owners, managers, vendors.  


It’s a devastating and painful moment for our industry.


This virus is fearless crushing our freedom, our health, our short rental business.  


The nightmare is overwhelming and for everyone. It hurts so much.   


Together, we must reduce the impact.


Together, we must keep alive. 


Together, we must stop it.


When everything seems lost, the resilient step up. 


This is the time for the brave, for the creative, for the determined.


You feel isolated and alone at home now. You are not. We are all in this together.


United we must act. United we will survive.


It’s not easy, I know. Three questions are in my mind 24/7


“How can we help kill the virus?”

“Who needs our help now?” 

“Who needs properties to rent?”


Think about it. Send me your ideas.

Everyone should think about it. Now.

I devoted my last crazy week to figure it out. 


Not knowing when this dark period will be over. 


I took the time to reflect on potential solutions.


The results? Two initiatives. 


First to help increase the bookings. 

First to help kill the virus.

We called the first initiative #staysafe. 


All properties must be in the future correctly clean, disinfected. If necessary decontaminated. 

That is how we keep our properties virus free and stop covid-19 pandemic.


We have just launched the website staysafe.doinn.co 

You can book professional disinfections with a simple click.


In Portugal, Spain, UK (now). In Ireland, United States (in the next weeks).

Not in your country? Let me know. Write to me to [email protected] We are actively looking for more professional companies worldwide.


Check here other tips and info about coronavirus cleaning and disinfection.

The second initiative is called #STRHelp. A world map where any owner, manager can add their properties to the audiences that are now desperate looking for STR.

Which audiences do you think need our help? Which audiences need properties to rent?


I thought of three audiences that need help and properties to rent. For now.

 

Important to mention. This can only be applied where STR properties were not shut down due to coronavirus.


1 – # STR for displaced from home. Did you know there are thousands of travelers trying to come back to their home country or home city but airports are closed? Where are they staying?


Interested in letting these guests use your properties? Add them in STRhelp


2 – #STR for home offices. We need to keep working. Why can’t your guests be your own neighbors. 


How long do you think someone can keep working in a small urban flat with the kids around? 


The question here is how to work from home without losing their sanity. 


The answer is “Rent a Flat to work in your building, in your condo.”


Check here our blog post about it.


Interested in letting these guests use your properties? Add them in STRhelp

3 – #STR for medical workers. 


Who do you think are the real heroes in this catastrophe? 


I can tell you my opinion. 


Medical workers that are helping and fighting daily the virus with their sweat and tears, they are the last hope of thousands of patients.  


Every day is a new battle and they need more and more our appreciation and our applause.  


But they also need to rest!   


Want to find out more about how you can offer your properties to help our front line heroes?

Do you have properties close to hospital and medical facilities? 


Make them available to nurses, doctors, hospital technicians and make sure they can rest as much as possible.   


Check out more details and add your properties in STRhelp


Other awesome initiatives are available and being created in several countries.

USA: https://www.hospitalityhelps.org

Italy: https://www.airbnb.it/d/medicieinfermieri

Portugal: https://www.roomsagainstcovid.com/ 

We have also created a Facebook groups for Spain and United Kingdom

But this is not a local problem, this is a global problem!   For that reason, we have created this easy STRhelp map where you can add your properties globally.

Start helping the community today.


Are you ready to act? The time is now. You can help hundreds of people. Don’t waste a second more. The reward is near if you work for it.  


This crisis will pass. We will become stronger. 


Feel free to write to me at any time. 


#takecare #staysafe 

P.S. Last but not least please join me in remembering the real heroes of our industry!

The housekeeping and the operational workers need our help now more than ever during these turbulent times.


A huge shout out to Cliff Johnson for leading the charge in rallying our community to support those among us experiencing extreme financial hardship due to this crisis.

Click here to show your support if you are able. #togetherwewillgetthrough