May 24, 2017

Airbnb pioneers ‘bleisure’ travel



Johannesburg – The home-sharing pioneer Airbnb has announced the launch of a new feature that would cater specifically to business travellers.

The company has long focused on leisure travellers but has now adjusted its offering to cater to millennial bleisure – the new trendy term for combining business and leisure – travellers who want to explore offerings of a place beyond conference rooms.

Airbnb’s global head of business travel David Holyoke told Business Report last week that business travel did not have to be all about a road warrior but should be more about working the way you live.

Share this story File image “Life shouldn’t stop because you’re travelling for work,” Holyoke said. “We know your first priority is to crush that pitch meeting, but you also want to explore a city. With Airbnb, you can do both.”

Airbnb is an online marketplace and hospitality that enables one to lease or rent for a short-term lodge including apartment rental, hotel rooms and vacation rentals.

The company does not own any lodging; it is merely a broker and receives commission from both guests and hosts in conjunction with every booking.Holyoke said the new feature would give travellers a chance to live in a city […]

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