Business travelers who are using Airbnb and other home-sharing sites have jumped last year. Airbnb said the number of companies who signed up and booked rooms through ‘Airbnb for Work‘, business travel portal of the company, has tripled since last year and reached an overwhelming 700,000.
The company said now over 15 percent of all the bookings are coming from business travelers. The company also shared some insights on trends about people traveling for work with Airbnb. Bleisure (combining business trips with leisure stays especially with added weekends) continues growing. More than 30 percent of Airbnb for Work bookings in the past year include at least one weekend night. Another interesting fact is that almost 60 percent of Airbnb for Work trips in the last year had more than one guest, 40 percent of which is for 3 or more people. Teams are traveling together to bond and collaborate.
Geographically, the top 10 Airbnb for Work destinations in the last year were London, Paris, Los Angeles, New York, South Bay, CA (Silicon Valley), Toronto, San Francisco, Boston, Sydney, Washington, D.C.