Who can book trips on behalf of someone else?
Airbnb allows a verified member of the Airbnb community to book a business trip on behalf of other people.
When a person books a trip for someone else, they handle the reservation request, introductions, and payment for the reservation—then transfer responsibility for the trip to the guest. Once a reservation is accepted, both the person booking and the guest join the message thread with the host and receive all trip communication.
If you’re booking for a guest who hasn’t created an Airbnb profile, you can still checkout and pay for the reservation. We’ll email the traveler and guide them to both create an Airbnb account and accept your booking request. If you booked using a credit card, you may see a pre-authorization on your card while this process occurs.
Once complete, the reservation will be officially confirmed, and your payment method will be charged.
If you're a host, you'll see booked by and booked for in your communications with the trip planner person making the reservation and your guest.
Read more about Airbnb for Work.