airbnb for Business Travelers ?

New lease of life From the Economist, October 16, 2014 For business travellers there are obvious benefits. Booking may be less convenient than for hotels and prices are not always lower, but travellers benefit from more choice and, usually, space. For more seasoned road warriors, Airbnb’s varied portfolio makes a refreshing change from the depressing […]

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airbnb Seeks Busiess Travelers Who Want (Often Illegal) Urban Vacation Rentals

Airbnb is courting entrepreneurs and shunning corporate road warriors From Quartz, October 15, 2014 Privately owned apartments and houses are increasingly being seen as a cheaper, more spacious options for employees on the road. This summer, corporate travel and expense administrator Concur Technologies expanded its booking options to include listings from Airbnb, the most prominent of the […]

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airbnb Wants to Court Business Travelers

Startups Uber and Airbnb Court Business Travelers From the Wall Street Journal, July 29, 2014 Airbnb Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. popularized the concept of a “sharing economy,” where regular consumers share things like car rides and apartments. Now they are sprucing up their services to appeal to the buttoned-up business traveler.

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airbnb Wants Business Travelers – Will Group Meetings and Temporary Offices Follow?

Airbnb leaps into business travel Link to airbnb Website Business Page From USA Today, July 28, 2014  Accommodations service Airbnb is making a stronger play for businesses. The company announced it will expand to business travel, devoting a section of their site to professionals seeking places to stay while traveling. Bayer says he doesn’t expect […]

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airbnb and the Business Traveler

Marriott’s CEO Just Made a Pretty Good Sales Pitch for … Airbnb? From Money, July 9, 2014 Why would the CEO of Marriott give airbnb a pass? I think it is because mid-tier hotels like Marriott make their money catering to working business travelers. airbnb (despite their ambitions) is not likely to prevail in meeting […]

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