Who does the best guest screening: Airbnb, Vrbo, or Booking?

Listing on major OTAs will boost your bookings and income. But, these channels also present a security risk for property managers. The screening processes of Airbnb, Vrbo, and Booking.com are far from adequate and property managers can be vulnerable to damage, fraud, and complaints from neighbours. In this article, we’ll explain the screening policies of […]

Boost Your Vacation Rental Growth with Humphrey Bowles’ Lessons

Before steering the helm at Superhog, Humphrey Bowles achieved the kind of growth most property managers can only dream of – 2,400% growth in 12 months! In the first of a series of posts, he unveils how he achieved such phenomenal success back in 2010 and why he believes it is very possible to replicate […]

Does Booking.com Do Background Checks on Guests?

Booking guest background checks

Booking.com has more than 29 million total reported listings worldwide (source). And 6.6 million of those are vacation rental homes and apartments. As of September 2023, it was the most-visited travel and tourism site in the world (report).  Getting your properties on Booking.com is one of the best ways to increase bookings. With so many […]

Does Vrbo Do Background Checks on Guests?


Vrbo is one of the world’s top vacation rental booking channels. Around 15.9 million travellers used the site in 2022, generating $2.7 billion in revenue. There’s no doubt listing your properties on Vrbo is a great way to maximise bookings! But does Vrbo run background checks on guests? The short answer is not to the […]

Does Airbnb do Background Checks on Guests?

Does Airbnb do background checks?

Around 554.5 million tourists visited Booking in September 2023 making it the most visited travel website in the world. Airbnb and Tripadvisor followed with 89 million and 156 million respectively (report). But how many of these guests were screened? Does Airbnb do background checks at all? Keep reading and learn about everything worth knowing about […]

10 Host Tips to Consider When Renting Your House on Airbnb

Make hosting easier with the right technology, knowledge and industry insights. We’ve put together 10 host tips to consider when renting your home on Airbnb, including providing the safety and security for a successful short-term rental business and setting the right goals and expectations to help keep you on the right track.

A look back at Know Your Guest in 2022

2022 has shown us another year of growth and strength, including brand new partnerships, industry award nominations, wins and has carved out a new path forward for Know Your Guest as a proptech company in the short-term rental industry.

Your Guide to Airbnb’s Aircover 2022 Winter Release

Know Your Guest’s roundup of the 10 major host upgrades seen in the Airbnb Winter Release 2022. What does this entail for short-term rental hosts going forward, and what will this mean for risk management in the industry? Your host’s guide to the new Aircover upgrades is here.

How to choose a vacation rental management system

The vacation rental sector is rapidly expanding in terms of the technology on offer to property management companies. New and innovative forms of software are appearing frequently, all with the aim of making property management as easy and profitable as possible. If you are a property management company that is looking to scale and run […]