Hospitality service startup Airbnb and WeWork, a workspace providing startup are coming together keeping the business travellers in mind.
According to a Bloomberg report, while the former will provide stay for its business traveller, the latter will take care of providing a work desk, Wi-Fi, printers, and meeting rooms at the nearest WeWork location.
The two technology startups are expected to roll out its new service in six new cities. These are New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, London and Sydney. The customers while booking their Airbnb accommodations, would be able to save a spot at the WeWork office which is nearest to their Airbnb location.
The report said that though both the startups have confirmed to the partnership nothing much has been revealed about the future plans.
Meanwhile, the homestay startup had also rolled out a Business Travel Ready program which offers an office desk and high-speed internet as well. According to Bloomberg, Airbnb is expecting corporate travel to quadruple on its platform this year.
While Airbnb goes about wooing the business travellers, there are some issues that keep cropping up for its regular leisure customers. SRecently, in July, a traveller was denied accomodation by an AirBnB host few minutes before her arrival to the Big Bear in California, on the basis of her race. She was an Asian. The host was asked by California Department of Fair Employment and Housing to pay $5,000 dollar as compensation as well as a college level course on Asian American studies.
Published Date: Oct 06, 2017 09:56 AM | Updated Date: Oct 06, 2017 09:56 AM