I am not happy with this upcoming feature.
This makes room for professional travel agencies to start make bookings with you.
(It already happens, but I only got a few up to now)
This means you will have guests that never even saw the listing, but will still be able to review you.
How is AirBnB going to make sure the agency is not overselling, making things better than they are?
Third Party Booking
When travelers find the perfect home, they will want to book the listing
and start to make plans. But what if they’re booking for someone else?
We’ve seen that 11% of people booking through Airbnb for Business are not booking a home for themselves. Which is why we built Business Travel Booking,
a new way to allow employees to book business travel for co-workers.
More and more business travelers are choosing to stay with Airbnb while
they are on the road, so they get the chance to live in a city, even if
it’s for one night. As business travel has tripled in growth on Airbnb
in 2016, this new feature allows business partners like travel managers
and executive assistants to be able to book Airbnb listings on behalf of
other employees. By adding this new feature, we will alleviate the
stress of booking for other people, and help hosts have more
transparency on who will be staying in their home.