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Doing Business with Airbnb

As the needs and preferences of today's workforce continue to evolve, Orbit World Travel is committed to providing our clients with more choice and flexibility for their travel requirements. Helping our clients to get the most value and variety for their travel spend is one of the key reasons Orbit has teamed up with Airbnb for Work. The partnership is the first of its kind in New Zealand and will offer Orbit’s 1000 plus client base the opportunity to potentially save up to an average of 49% a night.

Traditionally thought of as a leisure accommodation proposition, Airbnb has evolved their offering to cater specifically to business travellers with Airbnb for Work. The listings are fully equipped with features that business travellers need to be production and comfortable. These include self check-in, free Wi-Fi, and designated desk and study areas.

These properties can also provide good value compared to traditional business travel accommodations. Based on a 2017 report of average hotel rates in the top global cities, when compared to the average nightly rate in the same cities for listings on Airbnb, companies saved an average of 49% when booking on Airbnb over hotel chains for work trips.

When employees need to relocate, or travel for lengthier projects, Airbnb listings include options suited for long-term stays. A welcoming place to stay can help professionals instantly feel like they belong in their new communities and provide a much-needed sense of familiarity. Amenities like laundry facilities and fully-equipped kitchens, also help longer term business travellers feel more at home.

Airbnb have also announced that it’s expanding beyond the world of work travel, offering features to meet an array of common business needs.  You can now book Airbnb listings when you need a location for team offsites and meetings. And Airbnb also has group experiences including unique team-building activities designed and led by local experts.

Orbit clients can book Airbnb for Work through Orbit, with travellers or travel arrangers getting direct access to trip details as well as the ability to contact the property host with any questions. Booking Airbnb with Orbit is simple – if you have a preferred property, just send us the link and Orbit can book this for you. Payment is simple too – you can either use Orbit’s chargeback service or pay via credit card. Through our new partnership with Airbnb, Orbit also has access to business premium customer service.

To get started with Airbnb for Work with Orbit, please contact your Account Manager at Orbit World Travel