Airbnb is a community marketplace where people list and book unique accommodations around the world. Airbnb offers over 4 million property listings (including private homes or apartments) in over 65,000 cities around the world. McGill Travel Services has entered into an agreement with them to offer McGill travelers their Business Travel Program.

For the purposes of this webpage: business = university related activity


  1. self check-in 24/7 – travelers have the ability to enter the premises without the necessity of a key exchange with the host (through lock box, door keypad, doorman, etc)

  2. workspace with guaranteed Wi-Fi

  3. essentials like shampoo, hair dryers, irons

  4. smoke and carbon monoxide detector

How to Register and Book?

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  1. Sign up on - whether you already have an Airbnb account or are signing up for the first time, you will need to link your email address to your Airbnb account
  2. When you receive the Airbnb verification email be sure to verify your work email ( by clicking the “Verify Business Email” line
  3. Log in and book at
  4. Mark your trip as “Business Travel” on the payment page under “Step 1- About Your Trip” when asked about the main purpose of your trip

Payment for Airbnb bookings must be made with a personal credit card and reimbursed by expense report.

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Registration Form for Faculty/Staff Traveling on University Business

All University business travel must be registered through this form to ensure coverage for any unforeseen medical emergencies while traveling outside your province of residence.

You must log in with your McGill credentials (email and password) to access this form.

Note that some travel destinations must be pre-approved. More information about Business Travel coverage is available here.

For personal/vacation travel, please consult this page here.

For additional information, please consult the Benefit Travel Webpage or contact [at]


Important notice for international travelers

The Government of Canada provides essential information on travel health risks and preventive measures to keep you safe during your travels. It is important to review the Travel website of Canada each time before you book your travels. Under Travel Health Notices the Public Health Agency of Canada outline potential health risks to Canadian travelers and recommend ways to help reduce them.


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