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Taking advantage of sharing offers on business trips – what to watch out for

Alternative accommodations have gained great popularity for leisure travel, booked through platforms such as AirBnB or Wimdu. And many people are also taking advantage of private chauffeur services such as Uber or Wundercar to get from A to B inexpensively – made possible by so-called sharing platforms.

 

But are such offerings really suitable for business travel? The lower costs are tempting, and many business travelers, too, prefer the more personal atmosphere of a private accommodation. Critical points to consider, however, are quality standards, security, and data privacy. At the same time, sharing services do have potential for certain target groups and destinations. Companies should therefore not simply write them off, because travelers might go ahead and use them anyway if there is no explicit rule against it in company travel policy. We give you some helpful tips and advice, on how to handle sharing.