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BridgeStreet and Airbnb tie up for business travel market

08 October 2015 by

Serviced apartment provider BridgeStreet Global Hospitality has collaborated with Airbnb to expand the room sharing site's recent business product suite offer.

Companies are able to sign in to the Airbnb business platform and have access to a range of features to support business trips including travel itineraries booked through the site, financial reporting data and central billing.

The two brands are now poised to offer guests a wider range of accommodation to fit the budget, style or needs of a business traveller.

Chip Conley, head of hospitality, Airbnb, said: "Long term travellers want more than just access to a place to lay their head, they want to get to know their city, neighbourhood bookshop, best place for coffee, live like a local, whether that means staying in a Victorian home in San Francisco or a loft in Paris.

"BridgeStreet is an incredible company to work with to help give any person from any company a truly unique experience when they are traveling for business."

Sean Worker, BridgeStreet Global Hospitality chief executive officer, said: "BridgeStreet constantly maintains a pulse on travellers' habits to identify how we can better serve their needs.

"BridgeStreet is a leader in the corporate housing and serviced apartment sector, and we viewed Airbnb as a natural choice to link up with as they have certainly helped redefine the travel industry. Through our partnership, we will strategically position our services to Airbnb's untapped corporate travel audience, while we offer a broader array of experiences to our client base -it's incredibly intuitive."

BridgeStreet has more than 50,000 apartments in over 60 countries. In the UK it has a presence in London, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham.

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