According to a report on Skift, the largest industry intelligence platform, more meeting planners are considering Airbnb as a viable accommodation option
This is based on new partnerships and programmes that dramatically increase the value proposition for themselves, their clients, and their attendees. Airbnb has also slowly been positioning itself as a more viable hospitality product for business travellers attending conferences and large events who want an alternative, more personalised travel experience.
The vast majority of meeting planners and conference organisers has been slow to embrace room-sharing companies due to a lack of consistent room product for large groups, to questions about security and insurance, billing and payments, room block management and general logistics. However, Skift notes that this is beginning to change. As Airbnb bookings grow exponentially year on year, there are growing numbers of business travellers who’ve booked Airbnb previously for leisure travel and now they want the same customised experience when they travel on business.
Spurring that shift, both Airbnb and members of the meetings industry are formalising products and partnerships to help planners incorporate Airbnb listings into their programmes.
Compiled By: Melissa Jane Cook
Source By: Travel And Meetings