Airlines often oversell space on flights, then ask for volunteers to be “bumped” from the flight. Hotels will sometimes overbook as well, and use the industry term “walked” to describe the process of accommodating a guest at another nearby property.
I’ve never actually been walked from a hotel, and it’s definitely not something I was expecting to have happen at an Airbnb!
As a quick background, my husband and I are in Jordan, and planned a night in the protected area of Wadi Rum. If you’re spending the night in Wadi Rum, your only real option is to stay at some iteration of a Bedouin camp.
There are a range of options, but the basic amenities are pretty much the same, with a handful of tents set up for guests, along with a main common area tent for meals and socializing, and two buffet-style meals included in the price. Most everyone uses the same goat hair tents, so the bathroom facilities are probably where there’s the most variation in quality (and thus pricing).