Owners Encouraged to Airbnb Their Properties for 2022 UCI Road World Championships in Wollongong | Illawarra Mercury

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Owners may want to consider rolling out their welcome mat and heading off on their dream vacation when Wollongong hosts the 2022 UCI Road Cycling World Championships. The prestigious cycling event is expected to attract up to 35,000 visitors from around the world. in Illawarra between September 18 and 25. Destination Wollongong chief executive Mark Sleigh yesterday confirmed there would be a shortage of beds in the area and said many athletes would be forced to book accommodation in Sydney and commute. But with homes to comfortably accommodate two adults and two children currently priced at an average of $ 2,000 for the eight-day period in Illawarra, Airbnb bosses are encouraging homeowners to make the most of this unique opportunity. READ MORE: Firefighters tackle Coniston house blaze “As Wollongong prepares to welcome some of the world’s best athletes for the UCI Road World Championships in September, there has never been a better time to roll out your welcome mat and host on Airbnb, ”Airbnb’s Country Director for Australia and New Zealand, Susan Wheeldon, said. “The people of Wollongong have long been proud to show off the spectacular part of the world they call home – and what better opportunity to do so than for one of the world’s most prestigious road cycling events that will bring a big number of spectators at Illawarra for eight days of elite racing and festivities. ” “Hosts on Airbnb play a valuable role in making guests feel extremely welcome and our hosts in Wollongong are no exception. One of the more modest Airbnb properties in the area to accommodate four people during the event was a suite in Cordeaux Heights priced at $ 830. On the opposite end of the scale, cycling enthusiasts can rent a luxurious four-bedroom home on Lake Illawarra that sleeps eight for the low price of $ 8,856. Mark said there was “no doubt” that we were running low on beds in Wollongong, especially compared to other large regional cities. “Similar cities like Newcastle and Geelong have a lot more accommodation, but then again you can’t just build hotels for events,” he said. “Before COVID, we were considered the best case for another regional hotel, but it has obviously been postponed. These days Airbnbs are a great option and they can be very profitable in the area. “If residents go down this route, they need to make sure their home meets all the necessary requirements so they don’t come home with unpleasant surprises.” We’re also working with the council to see if we can be in. able to open more areas for people to camp during the event. Susan encouraged all interested residents to register to go ahead. “Hosting on Airbnb is easy – in fact, you can sign up in just 10 easy steps,” she said. You are in total control of your availability, prices, house rules and how you interact with travelers and every booking is covered for free by AirCover – our top-to-bottom protection for every Airbnb host, with US $ 1 million in million USD damage protection and liability coverage.



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