Airbnb has announced the global expansion of its Business Travel program with the launch of a new product suite that will make Airbnb more convenient for companies to use.
The new features come in three components; the Activity Tab catalogues current and upcoming employee trips and details; the Reporting Tab collects and manages booking reports; and the Employees Tab manages approved and pending employee requests to book business travel using Airbnb.
A central billing system also streamlines payments, and financial and booking data reports can be exported to provide visibility into bookings made company-wide.
Since the program’s initial launch last July, more than 250 companies including Google, SoundCloud, TBWA, and Twilio have joined, and the program has experienced over 700 per cent growth in just one year.
Companies that sign up to Airbnb’s Business Travel program by September 1 will receive US$50 in Airbnb credit for employees to use in their first corporate travel booking.
Based in San Francisco, Airbnb was founded in August 2008 and is the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company.
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