MagicEvent.com, a French start-up dedicated to peer-to-peer accommodation for business travelers will present its reservation platform at the Business Travel Show in London on February 24 & 25.
Launched in 2014, MagicEvent.com is the leading peer-to-peer accommodation and service website exclusively dedicated to business travel. MagicEvent offers over 20,000 types of accommodation – studios, apartments, villas – in 60 cities across Europe and around the world (Paris, Cannes, London, Barcelona, Hanover, etc.).
Providing a real alternative to hotels, business travelers are increasingly using apartment rentals for reasons related to cost, space and comfort. All accommodation on MagicEvent.com is selected to meet the needs of business travelers, in terms of comfort, safety and in close proximity to conference/exhibition centers or in the center of town. Accommodation is rated between 1 to 5 stars based on objective criteria related to comfort and amenities.
“More and more business travelers have tested apartment rental on peer-to-peer websites for personal travel, and are looking to benefit from the same advantages for business travel”, explains Valéry Linÿer, CEO and co-founder of MagicEvent.com. “This type of accommodation provides savings of 30% to 60%, without including the costs saved on restaurants and transport”.
MagicEvent also offers a mobile concierge app for reserving numerous services during a stay in Paris. Prior to their trip or while traveling, professionals can access room service, car service, laundry service, as well as practical and tourist information to help with their stay.
To facilitate the reservation and management of accommodation expenses by companies, MagicEvent developed 100% business-oriented services: Group Agreements for large companies, the expenses monitoring and optimization tool for Travel Managers, the Magic Business Card loyalty program for executive assistants, the Pro Travel Agency offer for travel agencies, and white label sites for event organizers.
“We have simplified the reservation method as far as possible to allow payment by bank transfer, or monthly invoicing”, adds Valéry Linyer. “Our tools perfectly meet the needs of companies looking to promote this type of accommodation and monitor the expenses and travel of their employees. Travel managers can have complete confidence in MagicEvent since our entire offer is adapted to business travel, in terms of location, comfort and safety”.
Since its launch the start-up has raised capital three time totaling €3,000,000.