NEW YORK—American Express and Airbnb announce a first-of-its-kind tech integration that enables U.S. Card members to sign up for Airbnb and book stays at close to 2 million listings around the globe. Card members can create an Airbnb account with their existing americanexpress.com User ID and Password. Card Members will also have the opportunity to use their Amex login to identify themselves as an American Express card member on their Airbnb profile as an additional verification. Eligible card members can also use membership rewards points to book accommodations directly on the Airbnb site or check out with Amex Express Checkout in just a few clicks.
“Our card members love one-of-a-kind and memorable travel experiences, and with this partnership, we’re creating a frictionless and valuable way for them to take advantage of everything Airbnb has to offer,” said Leslie Berland, executive vice president, global advertising, marketing & digital partnerships at American Express. “Through our technology, we’re bringing to life our unique assets on Airbnb, delivering the world-class service, experience and benefits card members expect from their Amex Membership.”
“We welcome millions of Amex Card Members to belong anywhere with Airbnb,” said Lex Bayer, head of global payments and business development, Airbnb. “Whether staying at a bungalow in Bali with Membership Rewards points, or a business trip to London with your Amex Card, this partnership makes booking an Airbnb in over 190 countries seamless and allows Card Members to be verified with their American Express login within the trusted community of Airbnb.”