Where an Airbnb Executive Stays When He Travels

February 26, 2015 1:35 AM

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Where an Airbnb Executive Stays When He Travels

Jonathan Mildenhall has more than a million accommodation options in over 190 countries when he travels for work or pleasure. They range from a one-room studio that sleeps five near Tokyo’s fashionable Shibuya district to a four-bedroom townhouse in London’s Notting Hill neighborhood to an expansive villa on Cape Town’s Nettleton Road offering panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Yes, Airbnb executives do stay in Airbnb homes on business trips. The company, founded in 2008, allows people to open up their homes to travelers for a per-night fee. Mr. Mildenhall, 47, the company’s chief marketing officer, says he uses the service exclusively when he travels. He started booking h...

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