During OpenAir, Airbnb’s annual tech conference in San Francisco, the company announced that it will soon introduce new feature that will allow company employees to book business travel for colleagues.
With corporate bookings tripled on the accommodation platform, the company has decided to move forward and simplify the booking process.
With the new feature, both the guest and the person who booked it will be able to exchange messages with the host.
In terms of product portfolio, Airbnb will offer to list "Business Travel Ready" apartments based on the typical service offerings for business travellers, e.g. WiFi, workspaces for computers and 24hr check-in. Such are the requirements to qualify as a “Business Travel Ready” lodging.