Airbnb has announced new features including a wider variety of listing types and luxury custom trips in an attempt to attract more high end travellers.\r\n\r\nThe home-sharing platform will add four new property types to its platform \u2013 Vacation Home, Unique Space, B&B and Boutique. \r\n\r\nA new tier called Airbnb Plus will see homes inspected and verified in person against a 100-plus point checklist covering cleanliness, comfort and design. Airbnb said the feature is intended for guests \u201clooking for beautiful homes, exceptional hosts and added peace of mind\u201d. The new tier has launched with immediate effect with 2,000 hosts in 13 cities.\r\n\r\nAn additional tier, Beyond Airbnb, will offer custom-designed trips and \u201csome of the finest hosts\u201d on the platform. The move follows the company\u2019s acquisition of Luxury Retreats and will launch in spring.\r\n\r\nAirbnb co-founder, chief executive and \u2018head of community\u2019, Brian Chesky, said: \u201c10 years ago we never dreamed of what Airbnb could become. In fact, people thought the idea that strangers would stay in each other\u2019s homes was crazy.\r\n\r\n\u201cToday, millions of people every night do just that. But we want to go further by supporting and expanding our community so that in 10 years\u2019 time, more than one billion people a year will experience the benefits of magical travel on Airbnb.\u201d\r\n\r\nAirbnb Collections is also seeing an update with the launch of Airbnb for Family and Airbnb for Work. Collections for social stays, weddings, honeymoons, group getaways and dinner parties will launch later this year.