Airbnb has announced it has added a “work trip toggle” and improved search results to its platform to allow guests to find properties that are better suited to business travel.
The new toggle is available across the company’s website, mobile web and apps. The company says search results in this toggle focus on listings that are “more relevant” for business trips, including entire homes, Airbnb Plus homes that are verified for quality and design, and boutique hotels.
According to the company, listings will also include properties that meet increased quality standards by highlighting those that have received positive ratings from other business travellers and where hosts have indicated there are smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
The firm says the new features add to its tools tailored for business travellers and travel managers, including centralised booking, notes for expensing purposes and company admin dashboards.
The sharing economy site claims more than 500,000 companies use Airbnb for Work to manage their business travel.