Today Airbnb is launching a new set of tools for business travelers to plan business trips and manage expenses on the road.
Through a partnership with Concur, the world’s leading provider of spend management solutions and services, business travelers who use Concur’s TripLink service will be able to book Airbnb listings directly and have their expense reports automatically pre-populated in Concur. The integrated service will be available this fall.
In addition, we’re introducing Business Travel on Airbnb to help business travelers search and book accommodations, and easily manage their expenses. We worked closely with Salesforce and Facebook to reinvent business travel, and now more than 30 companies have already signed up to work with Airbnb, including Evernote, Eventbrite, and Lyft.
Frequent travelers have discovered ways to redefine business trips with Airbnb, and many already rely on Airbnb to meet specific business travel needs, such as accommodation for larger groups, longer stays, relocations, and meeting spaces. Nearly 10 percent of Airbnb’s customers travel for business already and we’ve heard from traveler feedback that a dedicated site that caters to business travelers’ needs has been high on their wishlist.
Too often, road warriors return to piles of accounting paperwork. Business Travel with Airbnb helps travelers manage budgets, submit expenses on the road, so that they can return to clear desks and fresh opportunities.
Looking for a creative approach to the business trip? Use Airbnb to find a space with convenient proximity to meetings, a space that makes after-work feel like vacation, a gourmet kitchen for cooking with colleagues, comfortable meeting spaces for offsites, easy access to running trails or beaches, larger homes for family companions or group getaways, or a homier neighborhood feel for extended stays or relocations.
For more details, see the full press release.