In response to Concur’s data showing a 33% year-on-year increase in Airbnb usage among business travelers in Q2 2017, the company is to introduce Airbnb listings to its Concur Travel booking tool. This will make it easier for travel managers to track where their travelers are, meeting some of their duty of care requirements, and for travelers to expense their Airbnb stays within the framework of existing travel programmes.

According to Concur, this will be the first time Airbnb will be bookable by business travellers through a corporate online booking tool. Currently just 17% of US travel policies allow homesharing, according to a GBTA poll in early 2017.

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