Sharing managed travel – how much are Google employees spending with Airbnb?
Depending on who you ask, “sharing economy” brands sites such as Airbnb will either be a huge threat or have no impact at all on corporate travel.
The smarter industry commentators know that the reality will probably be somewhere between the two ends of the spectrum – with employees testing the water (and perhaps the patience) with their travel managers and trying to replicate some aspects of their leisure trips.
This idea of corporations suddenly letting their employees travel “out of policy”, to stay in accommodation with both the legal and safety aspects either blurred or not guaranteed, sends shivers down the spines of some involved in business travel.
But there is certainly a fair degree of change in behaviour – from both travellers and their employers – taking place.
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