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The new way to do business travel with Airbnb for Work

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 corporate travel for businesses and employees alike.

Choice and flexibility

With Airbnb for Work, business travelers can choose from nearly six million places to stay in locations around the world, wherever work takes them.

By selecting the Airbnb work trip toggle, travelers can choose from a wide variety of homes, serviced apartments, and distinctive boutique hotels that have been positively reviewed by other business travelers, as well as Airbnb Plus listings that have been verified for quality and design. These include places where hosts have indicated they have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Other work-trip amenities, such as wifi, self check-in, and flexible cancellation policies, are also available using additional filters when booking on Airbnb.

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 for business travel with Airbnb for Work, they can look forward to familiar touches like fresh linens and towels 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.

Powerful tools

For employers, Airbnb for Work takes the pain out of booking and tracking business 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 business 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 business 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 WorldAware

Help along the way

Airbnb for Work has helpful resources for travel managers and their employees every step of the way — even before the first work trip gets underway. Account managers are ready to help your company get you started and global customer support agents are available in 11 languages for any work 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 help businesses save money. Based on Airbnb’s reservation data and BTN’s travel index for hotel reservations in 200 cities globally from January to November 2017, companies could have saved an average of 49% a night when their employees booked on Airbnb over traditional hotels. 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.