As Airbnb vies for a share of the business travel market, the big hotel operators are also looking to build on a recent boom.

This article quotes Premier Inn on actively seeking to attract business customers, but who are not yet seeing any impact from Airbnb; Travelodge, for whom business customers now make up more than half of sales for the first time since 2012; and EY, on the growing trend for travelling workers wanting to stay somewhere “more homely”, often with a kitchen and somewhere meetings could be held with colleagues often with more privacy than in a hotel bar or restaurant.

While only about 10% of trips booked on Airbnb are currently business-related, more than 150,000 properties on Airbnb are classified as ready for business travel, and more than 50% of business trips on Airbnb in 2016 included a Saturday night.

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