Airbnb Prepares Third-Party Bookings

[UPDATE, June 10: Airbnb announced the program. An official said travel agents are not part of it for the moment, but on-site agents might be. More context here.]

Breaking from its standard policy of allowing only the guest to book his or her own accommodations, Airbnb is preparing a feature for its business clients allowing travel agents or arrangers to make bookings for the traveler. It's a potentially huge improvement in the value of the service for organizations that manage travel.

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Author: Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them with Business Travel News. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.