Airbnb is set to launch new search filters aimed at corporate travelers after seeing the number of business trips booked on Airbnb triple again last year.
The homeshare site said bookings for work trips tripled between 2015 and 2016 and again from 2016 to 2017.
Meanwhile, the number of companies signed up to its dedicated business travel program, Airbnb for Work, has grown from 250,000 worldwide a year ago to nearly 700,000 companies today.
Today it will expand testing of its Airbnb for Work HOMEpage, a customizable search that can account for specific corporate travel policies.
It allows executive travelers to customize search parameters by setting property types, nightly rate caps, and amenities that fit the company’s travel policy.
It also gives the option for pre-filtered locations, highlighting top-rated listings near a company’s offices or most traveled-to destinations, plus tips and reminders to help employees make the most of Airbnb for Work.
In the past year, the top 10 Airbnb for Work destinations were London, Paris, Los Angeles
New York, South Bay, CA (Silicon Valley), Toronto, San Francisco, Boston, Sydney and Washington, D.C.
Meanwhile, Airbnb is also seeing new business travel corridors emerge, namely New York to Los Angeles (and vice versa), Melbourne to Sydney, London to Paris, San Francisco to Los Angeles and New York to Boston.