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Description: Lauren Hauber has moved past the days of trudging down the hotel corridor with an ice bucket. Like a growing number of business travelers, Ms. Hauber, a San Francisco resident, and her co-workers have started staying in apartments and houses managed through Airbnb, which in July started a site aimed at attracting more business travelers. The service allows travelers — business and leisure — to rent space for short periods.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Oct 07, 2014

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/07/business/businesses-turn-to-airbnb-for-corporate-travel.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3Ar%2C%7B%221%22%3A%22RI%3A5%22%7D&_r=0

Questions for Discussions:

  • What is motivating business travellers to switch over to Airbnb type arrangements?
  • How can hotels compete for this type of client?

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