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When we asked then-Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi in 2016 whether Airbnb was going to eat his lunch, he responded that he was very well-nourished. But it now appears as though Airbnb has an insatiable appetite. Join us on a Skift Call March 13 to assess the Airbnb threat to hotels and online travel agencies.

At 10 years old, venture-funded Airbnb has progressed well beyond the startup phase and is in the process of heavily influencing both the hotel and online travel agency sectors.

Airbnb is in the process of ramping up boutique hotel participation, is expanding its footprint in luxury hospitality, digging into business travel, and aims to become a household name beyond hospitality for all of travelers’ needs, including flights, tours and activities, and restaurant reservations.

Will Airbnb’s commission structure for hotels be worrisome for and Expedia? Is Airbnb’s surge a challenge or an opportunity (or both) for the hospitality industry?

Might big online travel agencies, which are chafing at hotels’ direct-booking campaigns, woo owners and launch hotel brands of their own as a new revenue stream? What does it all mean for hotel owners?

Join Skift Hospitality Editor Deanna Ting, Skift Research Senior Analyst Rebecca Stone, and Skift Executive Editor Dennis Schaal on Tuesday, March 13 at 1 p.m. EST to dive into topics on a Skift Call: The Airbnb Threat. The call is open to the public and free. We’ll have some slides to share and will have a Q&A with the audience.

Skift Call March 13: The airbnb threat

Join us Tuesday, March 13 at 1 p.m.

Join online:
Online meeting ID: as41

Join by phone:

Dial in from the United States: (605) 472-5469
Access Code: 433472


The slides from the presentation can be found below:

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