Home-sharing company Airbnb beefs up tools for business travel


Home-rental company Airbnb really wants businesses’ money, so it’s revamped its tools for booking business trip accommodations.

Airbnb’s original corporate program launched last summer, and the company says that since then, more than 250 companies have signed up to provide accommodations through the service as an option, including Google, SoundCloud, and Twilio. On Monday, the company said it’s rolling out a full dashboard of tools that will help company managers better keep track of their employees’ bookings and billing.

Though Airbnb’s been quite successful in the leisure travel side of the business — it’s reportedly valued at more than $25 billion and on track to do $900 million in revenue this year — going after the business travel market could add another big stream of recurring revenue. Unlike individuals, companies book travel fairly frequently. Business travelers already seem to take well to these alternative services, with expense management company Certify…

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