Airbnb claims some 50,000 companies worldwide have used the site to make a booking since it launched a dedicated platform for corporates.
This could be seen by some as a solid start over the past two years following its initial agreement with Concur - but, equally, the service was reasonably limited, in that users were unable to designate other colleagues to be included in a booking.
From this week, Airbnb is making what could be seen as crucial changes to the Airbnb For Business platform to bring it up to speed alongside existing corporate travel players.
Employees (or the travel manager) will now be able to also book for colleagues, with all parties able to see trip details, make changes to a reservation and contact the owner of a property ahead of arrival.
Head of global payments and business development at Airbnb, Lex Bayer, claims:
"More and more business travelers are choosing to stay with Airbnb while they are on the road, so they get the chance to not just visit , but live in a city, even if it’s for one night."
Airbnb is still churning out the rhetoric that even business travellers want to "live in the heart of local neighbourhoods", although the reality is that if the site is to continue its growth into the corporate travel sector it will have to do some of the fundamental things that happen behind the scenes, such as the employee management tool unveiled this week.
"This new tool adds a whole new dimension to the way companies are able to book listings for all their business travel needs."
In the summer of 2015, Airbnb piloted what it called "Business Travel Ready" listings, with properties targeting guests travelling for work and guaranteeing 24-hour access, certain types of facilities (ironing board, wifi, hangers) and entire homes.
It also struck a deal in October 2015 to include listings from Bridge Street Global Hospitality, a serviced apartment provider for business travellers.
Airbnb claims its business travel segment has tripled in growth this year.