As people think about traveling again, Airbnb has released a major revamp of its website and app. At the center of the redesign is a focus on flexibility.
Building on a feature the company started rolling out in February, the next time you look for a place to stay, you don’t have to specify an exact set of dates. Instead, you can tell Airbnb you want accommodation where you can get away for a weekend, a one-week vacation or an entire month.
In the spirit of that same flexibility, the app will display homes that fall just outside your search parameters to highlight some of the platform’s best properties. And if all you want is to find an interesting place to stay, you can use the Flexible Destinations feature to surface listings like treehouses, boats and cabins.
Elsewhere, Airbnb has tweaked the checkout process to make it faster. It has done some work to make cancellation policies more straightforward and reviews more helpful.