Airbnb now offers a business travel program that allows travelers the option of linking bookings to their company so that travel managers can track and report on on Airbnb stays. Airbnb also participates with Concur Triplink to report and track in Concur.
What is Airbnb? Airbnb is a website where homeowners can share their homes and living space with travelers in need of accommodations. Available housing options can range from futons on the floor to castles on the hilltop.
Airbnb requires hosts who want to provide business travel accommodations to become “business ready.” Being business ready requires the space to have business travel amenities such as a laptop or computer work space, basic linens, shampoo, pet-free (during the business traveler’s stay), and a 24/7 check-in or entrance.
Account Managers or agents can be added to Airbnb business accounts in order to view the reporting dashboard and manage business trips for travelers. They however cannot book on behalf of the account holder.
If you feel your business model may work with Airbnb, consult your Christopherson Account Manager to discuss available options for your travel program. Keep in mind, though, that this is an outside booking option and may not work with your managed program.
To learn more go to Airbnb.com/business.