Who can book trips on behalf of someone else?
Airbnb allows designated people at companies enrolled in Airbnb for Business to book business trips on behalf of other people—these people are called bookers.
When a booker books a trip for someone else, they handle the reservation request, introductions, and payment for the reservation—then transfer responsibility for the trip to the guest. Once a reservation is accepted, both the booker and the guest join the message thread with the host and receive all trip communication.
If you're a host, you'll see booked by and booked for in your communications with the booker and your guest.
We require Airbnb reservations booked for personal travel to be booked by the person who's going to stay at the listing.