Airbnb for Work, the homeshare platform’s brand aimed at corporate travel buyers and employees, has announced it now includes its Airbnb Experiences and its curated meeting-appropriate listings into its business travel booking platform, offering corporate travellers the authentic experience they may already enjoy for leisure trips.
In this article, Skift interviews David Holyoke, global head of Airbnb for Work, about Airbnb moving into the corporate travel mainstream, and the continued blurring of lines between leisure and business travel.
According to the platform, around 700,000 companies now book with Airbnb for Work, with nearly 300,000 companies actively engaged. Currently, the company’s fastest growing travel segment is for stays of under three nights, and it sees huge growth in teams travelling together. Originally most questions raised were around data and physical security, which led to the platform integrating with duty of care providers and management tools such as Concur, to help travel managers keep full visibility of employees.