Only 30% of corporate travel policies allow for Aibnb

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But more than half of business travelers say they are reimbursed for Uber and Lyft

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Most corporate travel policies around the world still do not allow employees to use home share sites like Airbnb or Homeaway, but half of them now let travelers catch a ride with the likes of Uber and Lyft, according to a recent study by the Global Business Travel Association.

That 52% figure is up from 44% last June, the GBTA noted. The figures are based on responses from 3,220 business travelers from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Germany, Hon Kong, Japan and Mexico.

Only 30% of corporate travel policies allow employees to use sites like Airbnb to book their accommodation while away on business, but that number is up 10% on that same period.

“Advances in personal technologies and travel-based smartphone apps have made it easier for business travelers to choose the experiences and vendors they prefer,” the CEO of Certify, Robert Neveu, told The Economist. “And the companies they work for are following suit with expanded travel policy guidelines to accommodate new services and payment methods.”

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