Airbnb, an for alternative business travel?

Those of our members who regularly book accommodation for business travel will inevitably have encountered a lack of available accommodation, or a lack of accommodation within their budget.

However, there is an alternative to costly hotel accommodation which could help to alleviate the headache of finding a bed for the night for your next business trip!

Low-cost business accommodation

Founded in 2008 in San Francisco, California, Airbnb has become a trusted marketplace for people to list and book accommodation around the world. Today they boast 35,000,000+ guests, with over 1.2m listings in 190 countries and 35,000 cities. Airbnb even lists over 600 castles!

Airbnb are well known as an alternative broker for holiday accomodation, but what you might not know is that Airbnb also offers a business travel service.

The Airbnb Business Travel Program allows employees of participating companies to easily book or expense their accommodation via the Airbnb website. Simply search for 'business travel friendly' listings and use the filters to find the accommodation to suit your requirements, including; wi-fi, laundry appliances and kitchen facilities.

Airbnb's aim is to offer low-cost accommodation without sacrificing the comforts of home. And, for those who travel frequently or for long periods, they have the benefit of kitchen and laundry facilities which means fewer expenses and the flexibility to travel lighter!

From a contractor's perspective, if you have a number of workers who require accommodation, the cost of hiring a house/flat with Airbnb may be more cost-effective than booking multiple hotel rooms.

Find out more about Airbnb business travel here

Post date: 06 Jul 2015

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