December 12, 2018

How Airbnb bets on bedding the business traveler


As more and more road warriors turn to Airbnb for their overnight lodging needs, the company is gaining insights into how business travelers travel: where they go, where they prefer to stay, and what they do when visiting a new city.

Traditional business travel hubs like London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles and Sydney are giving way to new corridors of surging growth, especially in Latin America, Asia and Africa, according to the upstart lodging technology company. Some of the fastest-growing locations for business travelers include cities in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, and South Africa.

For all travelers on Airbnb, the average trip is booked more than 35 days in advance. But, business travelers book with a little less lead time — business trips are being booked on average around 20 days in advance.

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