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What hotels can learn from Airbnb’s response to the Covid-19 crisis

Since its creation, Airbnb has been used to shaking things up in the hotel market. But what happens when a pandemic disrupts the disrupter? This article analyzes how the Silicon Valley-based “startup” adapted its business model to the COVID-19 outbreak … Read More

Airbnb bouncing back quicker than hotel industry amid pandemic

Airbnb bookings are increasing as the hotel industry, overall, continues to lag behind due to the coronavirus pandemic. The home rental platform experienced huge demand for its bookings amid the pandemic, seeing an average 32% week-over-week growth from April 27 … Read More

“Travel has changed forever”: Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

Billionaire Airbnb Co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky told Yahoo Finance that the coronavirus outbreak has permanently altered travel preferences across the globe in ways that will shape the hospitality industry going forward. “Travel has changed forever,” says Chesky, whose company … Read More