Airbnb for Business has partnered with three travel management companies (TMCs): American Express Global Business Travel, BCD Travel and Carlson Wagonlit Travel.

The alternative accommodations provider will be an American Express preferred supplier. In the first phase of integration expected to go live in the coming weeks, once American Express refers a customer to Airbnb, he can book directly on Airbnb.com with his corporate email address. Soon, Airbnb booking information will be integrated into American Express’ reporting platform for tracking purposes.

BCD is working with Airbnb to integrate Airbnb’s data into BCD’s DecisionSource business intelligence and security solution. This will enable clients to use interactive maps and view reports on destinations as well as allow the TMC to keep track of its travelers who have booked with Airbnb and communicate with them in the event of any incidents.

Torsten Kriedt, BCD’s vice president of corporate intelligence, product planning and portfolio management, said demand for Airbnb accommodations is growing. As such, BCD is working “to offer clients the best approach to modern travel and risk management.”

Airbnb for Business accommodations will also be made available to clients of Carlson Wagonlit. 

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