New tool allows travel managers to book for employees

Airbnb for Business have introduced a brand new feature for travel managers, allowing them to book Airbnb listings on behalf of a company’s travelling employees.

Before the update, users were unable to designate other travellers in the checkout flow. But now when travel managers use Airbnb for Business, they can easily book for someone else. This allows both the travel manager and the employee who is taking the trip to see the trip details, make changes and message the Airbnb host.

Lex Bayer, Head of Global Payments and Business Development at Airbnb said “More and more business travellers are choosing to stay with Airbnb while they are on the road, so they get the chance to not just visit, but live in a city, even if it’s for one night.”

According to the company, business travel booked through Airbnb has tripled in the last year.