Here’s Why Airbnb Is THE Start-Up Travel Tool
I’ve just finished an 11-day round the world trip where Airbnb was our home, and it was awesome.
Everything’s expensive when you’re in start-up. And any expenditure is often traded off against the number of equivalent engineering hours or the customer acquisition potential of a marketing campaign.
Travel is no different because it’s expensive but meeting investors and partners in different parts of the world is an essential part of doing business. The good news is that Airbnb has taken the price and convenience sting out of travel but maybe not the way you think.
As I write this in Hong Kong and reflect of an 11-day trip to San Francisco, New York and London what’s been interesting to experience and take full advantage of is Airbnb’s ‘business ready’ status. This is where the necessities of business travellers are nailed. You know, like easy to connect wifi, self check-in (Hallelujah!), an iron, hangers and essentials like clean towels, and fresh linen.
Now before you think I’ve started a new gig as Airbnb’s Chief Evangelist, know two things, 1) I haven’t and 2) when you discover a great product you share it, right? To that end here are three ‘business ready’ Airbnb hosts that you should check out if you find yourself in anyone of these cities. Each of them made us feel completely at home.
Just tell them I sent you :)
Touching down into SF
For those in tech or venture capital the Palo Alto area of San Francisco is one of those places where ideas are pitched, deals are done and companies are born. Sheryl was our gracious host and we were the first to use their apartment (via Airbnb) and it was ideal.
Contemporary and Comfortable in a Great Location - Apartments for Rent in Menlo Park
Apartment in Menlo Park, United States. Completely remodeled unit with new furniture and custom upgrades. Kitchen has…
New York, New York!
With meetings spread across Lower Manhattan and Midtown we opted to stay in the financial district and a stones throw from the 911 Memorial. Alan was our host for our four night stay. Brilliant location, fantastic apartment and great host.
LOFT High Ceilings + Brick Walls FiDi 9/11 4 Guest - Apartments for Rent in New York
Apartment in New York, United States. **Still GREAT deals for February and March!!** Same low price for 1 to 4 Guests…
Last stop, Hong Kong!
Edwin did a great job of hosted us in Central Hong Kong. With jet lag setting in it was great to arrive to a well appointed apartment that had everything we needed.