In the good old days, before the housing market did its swan dive and "austerity" was merely a weird answer in a crossword puzzle, business travelers had it made. Rare was the company that would even ask you to double up in accommodations, and it was assumed that you would stay in a hotel.
Those days might be coming to an end, at least for some companies. Increasingly, organizations are encouraging workers to stay with friends when they're traveling for work. The good news is, many of them are offering financial incentives to do so.