The business travel market is an industry that's worth more than $300 billion in the United States alone, and it's no wonder Airbnb is placing greater emphasis on incentivizing business travelers. Hosts will now need to work harder to tempt travelers to their properties and Business Travel Ready status alone isn't going to cut it.

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2 years ago

Wi-Fi and a decent workstation are key here. If somebody cannot work effectively in your property, then you will struggle to attract business travelers.

If Airbnb hosts can create spaces that really allow people to work effectively and that are affordable, this could be a total game-changer for the business travel industry. Think about it: staying in hotels is not actually conducive for working. Can you do your own ironing in a hotel room? Sometimes, but usually not. Do you have a comfortable workstation in a hotel room? Definitely not. How many times have you been to a high-end hotel and had problems with the Wi-Fi?

One of my personal annoyances is having to leave the room around 11 am so housekeeping can clean it. I take my laptop and try and find space in the lobby to do some work for an hour and then come back.

To top it all off, how much does a decent hotel room cost in relation to a typical Airbnb property?

If Airbnb hosts can create great working spaces and be "business-travel ready", Airbnb could become the norm for millennial business travelers.

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