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Airbnb’s Founders. Joe, Nathan and Brian. Thanks guys.

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.

Business Ready

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.

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.

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.

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.

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