The company that I work for is a small to medium side company. When required to travel (10% - 15% annually) we are getting fully compensated for the food expenses (being reasonable as an average) and for all the the miscellaneous travel expenses.
Lately, because of the crisis in the company and them trying to reduce the costs, the company books Airbnb housing (not a hotel) and forces several colleagues to live together, many times even having them to share a bathroom together.
Is this an acceptable business practice for business traveling in Europe? Does this require an at least courtesy of asking an employee if he feels comfortable doing that, as this requires a comfort level with another employee that might exist or might not?