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Business Travel Startups and Services for Those In-Between Moments

Business Travel Startups and Services for Those In-Between Moments | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Starbucks famously built its brand as being the “third place” between home and office — a space to convene, relax and enjoy the coffee and Wi-Fi. The idea seems very old now, with the growth of the brand and the expansion of the category.

But the idea of places for downtime and in-between moments in cities and for business travel is valid, and innovators are running after the white space.
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Female Travelers Finding Creative Solutions in Homesharing Economy

Female Travelers Finding Creative Solutions in Homesharing Economy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Many hotels already cater to the solo female traveler with women-friendly rooms, usually with extra safety measures like double-locking doors and finishing touches like flowers and chocolates. Homesharing, however, is a bit behind that curve.

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Inside The Biggest News In Airbnb History

Inside The Biggest News In Airbnb History | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When Brian Chesky, co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, took the stage at the company’s third annual Airbnb Open, he was prepared to tell the crowd at Los Angeles’ historic Orpheum Theater about what he and his team have been working on since 2012: a way to reinvent travel with a new product called Trips.

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The Manifesto for a Common Sense Approach to Regulating Airbnb

The Manifesto for a Common Sense Approach to Regulating Airbnb | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Is there a rational, logical approach to regulating short-term rentals from the likes of Airbnb, HomeAway, FlipKey? It's hard to tell, quite frankly, when
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Airbnb Scores Another Win With Corporate Travel Management Integration

Airbnb Scores Another Win With Corporate Travel Management Integration | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Airbnb’s advance into business travel gets stronger this week as American Express Global Business Travel, BCD Travel, and Carlson Wagonlit Travel will integrate Airbnb for Business into their platforms and allow employees and travel managers to book stays with Airbnb.

Business travelers or travel managers will be able to book stays directly through Airbnb and travel managers will also be able to track and expense their employees’ bookings, similar to how they already track hotel bookings.

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Airbnb's Racial Discrimination Problem: Figuring out Tech Solutions

Airbnb's Racial Discrimination Problem: Figuring out Tech Solutions | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Airbnb is facing a lot of challenges these days, whether they be regulatory clampdowns in major cities like New York City and Berlin to the growing awareness of the potentially discriminatory pitfalls of its peer-to-peer platform. The latter has spawned an entire movement (just search for the hashtag #AirbnbWhileBlack on Twitter), given birth to a class-action lawsuit, and has spurred other entrepreneurs to launch their own versions of Airbnb that cater more to specific communities.

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The Sharing Economy Has Yet to Catch on in Extended Stay Business Travel

The Sharing Economy Has Yet to Catch on in Extended Stay Business Travel | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) released an updated report this week pulling from a survey of travel buyers and conversations with travel managers on the subject of extended stay accommodations. It found that while many business travelers prefer the amenities of an extended stay property, they still end up staying in a traditional hotel for long periods instead of serviced apartments or shared rentals.

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The Rise of Food Sharing Experiences at Meetings and Events

The Rise of Food Sharing Experiences at Meetings and Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Food-sharing platforms like Paris-based Vizeat are expanding their operations into the lucrative meetings and events sector, based on demand among conference delegates craving a more locally immersive business travel experience.

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Sharing the Road: Business Travelers Increasingly Choose Uber

Sharing the Road: Business Travelers Increasingly Choose Uber | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With travel and entertainment spending reaching new heights and sharing economy disruption fast becoming the new normal, 2015 was a pivotal year of change in business travel.

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Travel Leaders Report: Business Travelers Opt for Sharing Economy

Travel Leaders Report: Business Travelers Opt for Sharing Economy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Travel Leaders Group has released its latest survey data on fall trends in business travel. More than two-thirds of its participating corporate travel specialists indicated that over 10 percent of their clients are flying in the “front of the plane” (First or Business Class), which is an increase over last year. Additional findings looked at the emergence of the “sharing economy” within business travel; 44.4 percent have clients who have used an alternative supplier for accommodation and 66.2 percent indicated their clients have used an alternative supplier for their ground transportation. Nearly 81 percent of respondents also stated that their business travel bookings are higher than or on par with last year at this time.
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