With the rise of Airbnb for Business, which the company claims more than 70,000 companies have used already and which insists a standard of amenities and accommodation must be met, more corporate travellers are now choosing Airbnb or other home-sharing services over conventional hotels.

Concur travel and expense management company has reported that the number of nights its 42 million business travel customers spent in home-sharing accommodation rose in Q1 2016 more than 50% over the same time in 2015.

Platforms such as Airbnb can offer an attractive alternative when hotel rooms are sold out, and can offer travellers the authentic experience of living within a community rather than a room, but there are still concerns around safety and liability if anything goes seriously wrong which drive many businesses to stick to the familiarity of hotel brands.

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