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This article was published on July 28, 2014


Airbnb makes it easy for businesses to book accommodation with new portal and Concur integration

Airbnb makes it easy for businesses to book accommodation with new portal and Concur integration
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Airbnb has launched a pared-down portal on its site dedicated to increasing the number of business travelers and enterprises using the accommodation-booking service.

As such, the new section is designed to show properties that are more likely to appeal to professional jet-setters, ie. it excludes single rooms in shared apartments or other more novelty options, and includes ones with Wi-Fi that are available for immediate booking, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Airbnbforbiz

In a secondary bid to bolster the number of business customers using the platform – it already has around 30 – Airbnb has partnered with business travel and expenses company Concur to allow users to book properties directly through the Concur TripLink service.

Clearly, revamping its UI and logo last week wasn’t just a consumer play.

➤ Business Travel on Airbnb [via The Wall Street Journal]