Airbnb Announces Focus on Business Travel

By Jesse Sokolow on 28 July 2014
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Munich is one of the many city's on Airbnb's list

Munich is one of the many city’s on Airbnb’s list

Airbnb, which brokers home rentals for travelers, announced several initiatives aimed at the business traveler.

One move adds a section for business travel on the company’s website.  The new tool, called Business Travel on Airbnb, is a more business-focused version of the company’s website.

“Nearly 10% of Airbnb’s customers travel for business already, and we’ve heard from customers that this type of offering is high on their wish list,” said Chip Conley, Airbnb’s head of global hospitality, in a statement.

In addition, the company announced a partnership with travel management provider Concur on Monday.  The relationship will allow travelers who book their travel through Concur’s TripLink to see Airbnb listings and book a room.  The integration will be available this fall.

Airbnb also has partnerships with Salesforce, Evernote, Eventbrite, and Lyft to integrate Airbnb listings into their corporate travel portal.

Founded in 2008, Airbnb offers home and apartment owners an online means of renting out rooms to travelers on a short-term basis.

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