This article by switchplace.com, corporate temporary housing experts, is one in a range of articles offering behind-the-scenes information about the costs and benefits of home share sites for corporate housing companies.

This discusses the growing trend for businesses to permit employees to book their own lodgings via Airbnb, despite the platform facing issues such as increasing regulation across the world, and media “Airbnb Horror stories”.

Customer service tops most lists of reported complaints, followed by hosts cancelling stays, while unsafe and/or unacceptable conditions also ranks highly – a concern for any travel manager.

According to its own data, Airbnb numbers almost 5 million active listings globally, across more than 190 countries.  In the US alone, Airbnb self-reports around 31 million guest arrivals, staying typically 43 nights.

 

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