Last month, home sharing website Airbnb expanded its business travel program, Airbnb for Business, worldwide. Within 24 hours of doing so, it signed up 500 new companies for the program, the company reported last week. As a result, there are now more than 1,000 businesses from more than 35 countries that have formally made Airbnb part of their corporate travel programs.
"The corporate community's response to our business travel program has been staggering and confirms our findings that business travelers increasingly want to redefine the business trip," said Airbnb for Business Lead Marc McCabe. "The average business travel stay on Airbnb is 6.8 days, which shows how customers are looking for a mix of business and leisure, and often adding a weekend to explore a new destination."
When companies sign up for Airbnb for Business, business travelers can book Airbnb accommodations directly and automatically expense them back to their employers. In turn, employers can use Airbnb's new suite of travel management tools to gain visibility into employee travel itineraries, access financial reporting data, and leverage centralized billing.
For more information, visit www.airbnb.com/business.
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