The acquisition points to two strategic developments at Airbnb, both aimed at helping the company diversity and grow its revenues.

The first is that it will build on Airbnb’s expansion into services for the business market, an area where Airbnb has already been building inroads with Airbnb for Work.

And this leads to the second area where Gaest will help Airbnb: providing more value to existing and future hosts on the platform, to help hosts increase their options for monetizing guests.