CEO Airbnb: The pandemic changed the tourism industry forever



According to Airbnb room sharing platform's CEO Brian Chesky, travel will be forever changed by the Covid-19 pandemic.  People will want to travel to thousands of small cities and spend more time visiting family and friends.

 Traditional travel and sightseeing in world famous places will significantly reduce the number of visitors.  People will like to go to places with fewer people and they will also travel less.

 Tourists don't want to see famous places anymore. What they want to do is visit friends and family who they haven't seen for a long time.

CEO Airbnb: The pandemic changed the tourism industry forever

People will want to travel to thousands of small cities and spend more time visiting family and friends. / ph: Airbnb

 Airbnb is the startup affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. Their business has dropped 80% in just eight weeks.  In the first half of the year, Airbnb had to cut a quarter of its workforce, lower its valuation when it was forced to find ways to borrow more debt to continue operating.

 However, when the blockade orders were lifted, more tourists wanted to book shared rooms instead of hotels, helping Airbnb recover somewhat, and even having profit again in the third quarter.  The startup also attracts more customers when it comes to renting homes far from the big city.

 Airbnb went public in December and its shares doubled in the IPO market.  Airbnb shares are up 10% to a peak of 187.42 USD / share in trading on Thursday.

 Founded in 2008 as Arbed & Breakfast, Airbnb has completely changed the tourism industry by transforming the impossible idea that giving renting a room in a stranger's house. Their platform has found and booked accommodation in 220 countries and regions around the world.

Airbnb currently offers apartments, houses and hotel rooms for rent.

CEO Airbnb: The pandemic changed the tourism industry forever

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