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Meeting planners often stick with traditional hotel room blocks for event housing, meaning they miss out on all the flexibility offered by Airbnb.

Corporate travelers have been using Airbnb ever since its inception, but over the past couple years the startup has become one of the key players in the business travel space.

For some reason, though, this hasn’t carried over into the world of corporate meetings and events. Airbnb has made attempts to break into the lucrative events industry, but it hasn’t gotten very far. This is surprising considering the inventory of rooms and meeting spaces the company has at its disposal.

We take a look this week at some recent improvements the company has made to its business travel platform, Airbnb for Work, and explore what that means for event planners.

Check out the story below.

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Photo credit: Living room of an Airbnb apartment in San Francisco. The homesharing giant has recently made improvements to Airbnb for Business, its business travel platform. Airbnb

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