Airbnb is rolling out a new call for affiliate partners, where high-traffic sites with over 1 million visitors can embed Airbnb property listings and make commissions when they are booked.

It has also launched a new API for third party developers, specifically of apps that let hosts manage their own properties, to link up with Airbnb in the backend so that they can manage properties on the site more easily.

This all seems to show how Airbnb is looking to work much closer with the established travel industry, such as presenting Airbnb listings on non-Airbnb sites where where people are already going to purchase travel and related services, possibly with companies such as Groupon, which is itself becoming more travel-focused.

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