The business search yields results of only those places that the company has deemed "business travel ready" or BTR

Airbnb is offering their business travelers a search tool specifically designed with them in mind. Acknowledging the difference between a leisure traveler that spends time discovering new places and browsing through endless photos before deciding where to stay and a business traveler who purely seeks an efficient and comfortable stay; Airbnb has tailored their booking process to be quicker and easier.

“They want speed, convenience and reliability. With our new feature—on desktop and mobile—business travelers can filter search results to only show business travel ready listings. This makes it easier and faster to find and book the perfect Airbnb for a work trip,” says the company.

The business search yields results of only those places that the company has deemed “business travel ready” or BTR. For accommodations to qualify, they must feature “the essential amenities and services a business traveler needs, like WiFi, laptop-friendly workspaces and self check­-in.” Things like shampoo, a hairdryer and an iron must also be provided, just like any hotel.

Even though Airbnb’s main demographic is still leisure tourists, their business traveler segment is growing at a rapid rate, tripling in size from 2015 to 2016. According to the platform, more than 250,000 companies in over 230 countries have signed up to use it for work purposes.

All trends point towards even more work-related travel for Airbnb this year.

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Airbnb is offering their business travelers a search tool specifically designed with them in mind. Acknowledging the difference between a leisure traveler that spends time discovering new places and browsing through endless photos before deciding where to stay and a business traveler who purely seeks an efficient and comfortable stay; Airbnb has tailored their booking process to be quicker and easier.

“They want speed, convenience and reliability. With our new feature—on desktop and mobile—business travelers can filter search results to only show business travel ready listings. This makes it easier and faster to find and book the perfect Airbnb for a work trip,” says the company.