After seeing 700 per cent growth in its first year, Airbnb’s Business Travel program has expanded further.
Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company has introduced a global tools suite aimed at providing greater visibility on employee travel itineraries and expense tracking.
The Business Travel program, which helps companies of all sizes cater to their travel needs, has already attracted 250 companies since its launch in July 2015.
“Our employees worldwide appreciate the choice and flexibility that Airbnb listings provide them when they’re on the road — whether for conferences, meetings, or team offsites,” said Darragh Ormsby, Global Travel Manager, Google.
The new product suite will include three components – the Activity Tab, the Reporting Tab, and the Employees Tab along with a central billing system and financial reporting data.
The new streamlined payment system, previously criticised for being highly manual, will allow small businesses in particular a way to offer a wider range of accommodations to employees and track their spending.
“Airbnb’s new solution provides us with a great set of tools. Having this type of added visibility into past, present, and future trips allows us to improve our employee experience while they are traveling,” said Caoimhe Keogan, VP People, SoundCloud.