Airbnb introduces new search capabilities for business trips

Airbnb for Work
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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 neighbourhoods, Airbnb has become a preferred choice for many travellers.

Airbnb is also now making it even easier to find work-friendly stays with a new work trip toggle and improved search results.

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

And, when guests specifies that they’re travelling 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 travellers, and where hosts have indicated there are smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

These new features — available globally — help travellers find more relevant listings for work trips, and add to existing Airbnb tools tailored to business travellers and travel managers, including centralized billing, notes for expensing purposes, and company admin dashboards

Announcement Highlights:

  • Now, more than 500,000 companies around the world use Airbnb for Work to help manage their business travel.
  • Airbnb for Work has 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 travellers along with places where hosts indicate there are smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. 
  • The new search experience will make a business travel booking on the platform easier and will showcase listings that have received high ratings from other business travellers.