Airbnb Business just announced a major partnership with corporate travel management companies that will change how business travellers experience their stay.
American Express Global Business Travel, BCD Travel and Carlson Wagonlit Travel will be integrated with Airbnb Business platform that will allow travellers and managers book stays through Airbnb. This agreement will change how hotels see Airbnb, as the platform is now coming to get their core target – business travellers. According to Quartz, just Carlson Wagonlit Travel reported $24,2 billion in sales in 2015, with 92% coming from corporate bookings.
But what does it mean for Airbnb hosts?
Well, Airbnb hosts will have to adapt their way of hosting if they want to be part of this new area. In order to get their listing ready for Airbnb Business, hosts will have to meet certain criteria, as you can see on the picture below.
Pass the Keys is already business friendly and the majority of our properties meets the business criteria, meaning that our listings are highlighted with the briefcase badge, so business travellers can find our listings easily. On top of that we usually get more bookings since thousand of professionals started to use Airbnb as their business home and a great advantage that you have being part of Airbnb Business is that usually business travellers book midweek and during slow seasons, which guarantee that you can keep your monthly income high.
If you are an Airbnb Host interested in short-letting your property, but do not have the time to take care of your flat or guests, we, Pass the Keys, are here to help! Call us now at +44 20 8050 2818 to get a Free Assessment