(STUDY FINDS) -- JERUSALEM, Israel — Taking a trip anytime soon? If you plan on finding a place to stay on Airbnb, you might be surprised to learn that the pictures of the host can really influence where you choose to stay. Researchers from the Hebrew University have identified the characteristics of hosts’ photos that help renters determine if the host seems trustworthy.
Airbnb is an online platform that offers travelers the ability to rent a space in the home or apartment of locals. Hosts usually post pictures of the space on their rental page, but guests can have a hard time telling if the place will be as nice and accommodating as they seem in the pictures.
This is when guests turn to the pictures of the hosts themselves. The pictures of the hosts give guests a strong first impression of their trustworthiness and help them decide if they will rent from that host or not.
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