Locomote, a leading corporate travel technology company has announced that its users can now request Airbnb properties through its platform.
Airbnb is originally well-known for being great for vacations and casual travel. However, Airbnb's popularity and service offerings have expanded over time. In various regions around the world, Airbnb is seeing increasing demand for hosting business travellers and corporate retreats.
By allowing travel managers to request Airbnb properties through their business travel platform, Locomote makes it easier to manage everything from keeping on top of your travel budget to being able to arrange flights for the team to ensure all approvals are managed through one central platform.
Locomote offers the easiest way to manage Airbnb bookings for business travel. Locomote and Airbnb helps travel managers with the introduction of a dashboard that allows them to review and make changes with ease powered by Locomote's 24/7 support services.
No more do travel managers have to book Airbnb properties on one platform and then arrange flights in another. Now you can do it all together, in Locomote.
All booking information is instantly shared and linked with Locomote's reporting and duty of care platforms, allowing travel managers to conveniently access the data and track their travellers’ whereabouts and safety status.
Here are some of the most compelling reasons why travel managers are including Airbnb into their business travel programs;
Airbnb business travel rentals are up to 40% less expensive than hotel stays on average, and are significantly less expensive for long-term trips. Many Airbnb hosts offer discounted pricing for stays of more than a week, as well as further reductions for monthly rentals.
Before their listing appears work-ready, Airbnb needs hosts to meet certain criteria. In addition to these standards, each work-friendly listing must have at least five reviews and an average rating of 4.8 out of 5. Metrics are updated regularly. If a listing falls short of expectations or requirements, it will be removed from business travel searches.
Encourages Team Building and Collaboration
Airbnb business travel allows you to gather your team in one location while maintaining enough privacy for everyone to have their own space. Your team will bond faster and with fewer distractions if you can hang out in the living room instead of a hotel lobby. Furthermore, having a full kitchen for meal preparation encourages people to spend more time in communal areas.