Internal travel agencies corporates linked to Airbnb

Three major international travel management companies have agreements with Airbnb. Corporates' staff can also book private sleeping places through their internal travel agency, in addition to hotel rooms. Another big step for Airbnb on the business market. The company has signed contracts with BCD Travel, American Express Global Business Travel and Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Three major international travel management companies have agreements with Airbnb. Corporates' staff can also book private sleeping places through their internal travel agency, in addition to hotel rooms.

Another big step for Airbnb on the business market. The company has signed contracts with BCD Travel, American Express Global Business Travel and Carlson Wagonlit Travel. These parties include Airbnb's offer in their booking systems.

It concerns two million locations in 31 countries, says the online mediator in short stay.

Companies whose employees travel a lot get the option to continue the new offer. They can also only choose hotel rooms to avoid risks, for example, liability and duty of care.

Business travel agents receive the same reports from Airbnb as they normally get about hotel bookings. This also applies to information about the so-called duty of care . Employers want to be able to see at the touch of a button which of their employees is staying anywhere in the world and how good the location facilities are. BCD Travel has the DecisionSource platform for this. Airbnb shares the relevant information with it. It can also be distributed to platforms such as International SOS and iJet.

It is not clear whether travel agents can make bulk agreements with location owners.

The communication about the stay always takes place between the location owner and the person who eventually stays there.