GBTA Convention 2019 - Online Press Room

TUESDAY, 23 JULY 2019

Airbnb Introduces New Search Capabilities for Business Trips

  • Airbnb Introduces New Search Capabilities for Business TripsAirbnb Introduces New Search Capabilities for Business Trips


Visit us at booth: 4638

More than 500,000 companies around the world use Airbnb for Work to help manage their business travel. With in-demand amenities like flexible access, personal kitchens for home-cooked meals, on-site laundry, and places to stay in local neighborhoods, Airbnb has become a go-to choice for many travelers. Today, we're making it even easier to find work-friendly stays with a new work trip toggle and improved search results.

Across web, mobile web, and all Airbnb apps - the new work trip toggle now gives guests a way to let us know what type of trip they're taking when they start their search for a place to stay.

And, when guests let us know they're traveling for work by using the work trip toggle, their search results will focus on listings that are more relevant for business trips. Searchers will see and be able to book work-friendly places to stay, including entire homes, Airbnb Plus homes that are verified for quality and design, and boutique hotels. This new way to find work-friendly places to stay includes those that meet increased quality standards by showcasing listings that have received positive ratings from business travelers, and where hosts have indicated there are smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

These new features — available globally — help travelers find more relevant listings for work trips, and add to existing Airbnb tools tailored to business travelers and travel managers, including centralized billing, notes for expensing purposes, and company admin dashboards. With Airbnb for Work, we're looking forward to meeting even more business travel needs by continuing to improve the ways professionals travel, collaborate, create and grow - from single freelancers to companies with 100,000+ employees.

Announcement Highlights:

  • Now, more than 500,000 companies around the world use Airbnb for Work to help manage their business travel.
  • Airbnb for Work today announced the launch of a work trip toggle that users can click on to customize their search results for work travel and make more informed booking decisions.
  • Search results are shown based on social recommendations including positive ratings and ratings from past business travelers along with places where hosts indicate there are smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • The new search experience will make business travel booking on the platform easier and will showcase listings that have received high ratings from other business travelers.

About Airbnb

Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals across over 220 countries and regions. Travel on Airbnb keeps more of the financial benefits of tourism with the people and places that make it happen. Airbnb has generated billions of dollars in earnings for Hosts, most of whom are individuals listing the homes in which they live. Among Hosts who report their gender, more than half are women, and one in five employed Hosts are either teachers or healthcare workers. Travel on Airbnb also has generated more than $4 billion in tax revenue around the world. Airbnb has helped advance more than 1,000 regulatory frameworks for short-term rentals, including in 80% of our top 200 geographies. In late 2020, to support our continued expansion and diversification, we launched the City Portal to provide governments with a one-stop shop that supports data sharing and compliance with local registration rules. We continue to invest in innovations and tools to support our ongoing work with governments around the world to advance travel that best serves communities.

About Airbnb.org

Airbnb.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating temporary stays for people in times of crisis around the world. Airbnb.org operates independently and leverages Airbnb, Inc."s technology, services, and other resources at no charge to carry out Airbnb.org"s charitable purpose. The inspiration for Airbnb.org began in 2012 with a single host named Shell who opened up her home to people impacted by Hurricane Sandy. This sparked a movement and marked the beginning of a program that allows Hosts on Airbnb to provide stays for people in times of need. Since then, the program has evolved to focus on emergency response and to help provide stays to evacuees, relief workers, refugees, asylum seekers, and frontline workers fighting the spread of COVID-19. Since then, Hosts have offered to open up their homes and helped provide accommodations to 100,000 people in times of need. Airbnb.org is a separate and independent entity from Airbnb, Inc. Airbnb, Inc. does not charge service fees for Airbnb.org supported stays on its platform.


Visit us at booth: 4638


ORGANIZATION

Airbnb, Inc.
www.airbnb.com/
99, Rhode Island Drive
USA - San Francisco, CA 94103



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