When Eric Caruthers recently attended an annual conference with ten of his colleagues in upstate New York, they weren't each issued a hotel key card like he would have expected.
Instead, they rented a large house on Airbnb. Caruthers, who works as a business unit coordinator for Simple Global in Delaware, said the experience staying in a house doubled as a company retreat.
"Waking up and cooking breakfast together and setting up office in the dining room for a work day were just a few of the things we did that we would not have been able to do in a hotel," Caruthers told CNBC.
Prior to this trip, he had previously only used the platform for leisure travel.
"Most of the places we find and book are ridiculously nice and extremely cost efficient," he said.
Caruthers is part of a growing number of people considering Airbnb when booking business travel.
Airbnb is aggressively tapping into the business travel market and recently integrated with major management systems, such as American Express Global Business Travel and BCD Travel.
According to the company, business travel on its site has grown by three times since last July.
While most users of Airbnb currently use the platform for vacations, the company's recent push into corporate business travel is a move back to its roots, when its founders started the company for conference attendees in San Francisco opting for a cheaper alternative to pricey hotels.
"Business travelers want convenience, where they can get good Wi-Fi, an ironing board and hair dryer ... things you accept in traditional accommodations," Julian Persaud, Airbnb's Regional Director of APAC told CNBC.
Some of its listings are now specified as business-travel ready, which requires hosts don't have pets and don't allow smoking.