Ask the typical business traveler to describe their last work trip, and they'll probably paint a mundane picture--paying top dollar to spend forgettable nights on the road, far from the comforts of home.
There's a better option: Airbnb for Work, a revolution in work travel for businesses and employees alike.
Choice and flexibility
With Airbnb for Work, travelers can choose from nearly five million homes in locations around the world, wherever work may take them.
Many of these homes are included in Airbnb's new Work collection. That means they're packed with amenities that business travelers love, and managed by exceptional hosts who have received an average rating of at least 4.8 out of 5 stars over the past year. Work collection listings offer flexible features like self check-in and friendly cancellation policies, giving guests extra peace of mind should they need to make last-minute changes, or arrive late at night following a long flight.
Travel like a local
One of the main reasons so many guests book with Airbnb is to feel more human and connected while traveling. That's especially important for business travelers. By booking a home with Airbnb for Work, they can look forward to familiar touches like fresh linens and towels, free, reliable wifi, and space to relax and unwind. Business travelers can end their workday by exploring a local neighborhood, or taking a host's advice and trying a nearby hotspot or favorite local haunt. What had only been a work trip soon becomes so much more rewarding.
Perhaps no one will appreciate this local connection more than employees who are relocating, or on extended stays. For them, booking a trip with Airbnb can be the difference between feeling like a perpetual visitor and beginning to settle into--and enjoy--their new environment.
For employers, Airbnb for Work takes the pain out of booking and tracking travel.
To support travel managers at companies of all sizes, Airbnb for Work offers an easy-to-use dashboard for keeping track of employee trips and expenses. Travel managers can easily pull reports on their travel spend with Airbnb, and monitor upcoming and current trips in the dashboard.
We've also teamed up with leading travel companies to integrate seamlessly into employers' existing work travel programs. These partnerships include:
- Travel booking solutions like Concur
- Travel management companies like BCD Travel and American Express GBT
- Duty of care providers like International SOS and iJet
Help along the way
Speaking of peace of mind, Airbnb for Work includes helpful resources for travel managers and their employees every step of the way--even before their first trip begins. You can rest easy with assistance from account managers to help you get started with Airbnb for Work, and premium customer support for any trip-related questions you or your travelers might have.
Cost savings and availability
One last point, but it's a big one: Airbnb for Work can save businesses money. A study by Rocketrip found that companies can save over 40% by booking travel with Airbnb versus traditional accommodations. And it's especially convenient during events like conferences and conventions, when other options like hotels might be sold out or overpriced.
Airbnb for Work is available now, and is free to use. Sign up today, and start making your work trips extraordinary.