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Search ITCM showcases its apartment rental platform on stand B912 at the Business Travel Show 2016, a French start-up dedicated to providing peer-to-peer accommodation for business travellers, will showcase its reservations platform at the Business Travel Show on stand B912 at the Olympia Grand in London on 24-25 February 2016.

Launched in 2014, 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, such as Paris, Cannes, London, Barcelona and Hanover.  

Providing a real alternative to hotels, business travellers are increasingly using apartment rentals for reasons related to cost, space and comfort. All accommodation on is selected to meet the needs of business travellers in terms of comfort and safety, and are in close proximity to exhibition and conference centres or in the centre of town. Accommodation is rated between 1 and 5 stars based on objective criteria related to comfort and amenities.  

“More and more business travellers 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 “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 travelling, professionals will have access to room service, as well as car and laundry services and practical/tourist information to help with their stay.  

To facilitate the reservation and management of accommodation expenses by companies, has developed services that are 100% business-oriented: group agreements for large companies, an expenses monitoring and optimisation tool for travel managers, the Magic Business Card loyalty programme for executive assistants, the Pro Travel Agency offer for travel agencies, and white label sites for events organisers.  

“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 times, to the sum of €3,000,000. It employs around 20 employees in France, Germany and Madagascar.

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