Airbnb’s Hidden Risks
Reasons exist for business travelers to be cautious
These days, many employers are allowing business travelers to stay at Airbnb properties as opposed to traditional hotels. But there are some risks to consider.
“[Employers] will want to address the safety of the property and the surrounding area and will also want to make sure that sharing-economy services are legal in that jurisdiction and under any applicable collective bargaining agreements,” wrote Lisa Nagele-Piazza in a recent post for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Airbnbs have the potential to be more dangerous because there aren’t security precautions like you find in a hotel, and staff isn’t available to deal with a traveler who may be in distress.
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