The company says it now has 70% of all its listings available for instant booking. This is a sizeable jump from 2016, when just one in three of its properties could be secured straight away.

The increase could be, in part, due to the addition of traditional hotel properties over the course of the last 12 months, where the majority of properties have instant booking.

Hosts will still be given the option to accept instant booking or not (a free service for owners), with some still wishing to enter into a dialogue with potential guests before allowing a booking to be made.