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Policy restricting AirBnB use expected soon

HQ RIO Notice to Individual Reserve Airmen

HQ RIO Notice to Individual Reserve Airmen


ARPC/FM has recommended Individual Reservists no longer utilize AirBnB (and similar lodging options) when traveling on orders as those properties are not available to book through the Defense Travel System or Travel Management Company.

Forthcoming Air Force policy will likely disallow, or limit to the on-base rate, lodging reimbursement to members who opt to utilize that service. Some active-component organizations have already begun denying reimbursements.

The policy will likely not contain a grace period to cover those using AirBnB.

As a reminder, all travelers are required to utilize DTS or TMC (formerly CTO) when making lodging arrangements. Not utilizing DTS or TMC may make lodging charges non-reimbursable. The TMC is CWT SATO Travel.

Questions and concerns should be directed to the IMA Travel Office.

We will provide updates on this policy as they are available.