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Full Video: Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky on Travel’s Revolutionary Moment

Airbnb's Chesky has seen the future, and it is a lot like Airbnb: "This revolution really is about flexibility," he told attendees. "Suddenly you can live anywhere, you can work anywhere. And I think what’s pretty clear is we’ve all learned how much work can get done remotely."

Full Video: Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky on Travel’s Revolutionary Moment

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Airbnb CEO Sees the New Age of Mobility Redefining the World of Travel

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky presented his vision for a dramatically changed travel industry of the future. The issue that no one can answer right is how enduring some of these trends will be.

Airbnb CEO Sees the New Age of Mobility Redefining the World of Travel

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Hotels Steal Booking Momentum From Vacation Rentals: Skift Recovery Index

Analyzing lodging booking data shows that hotels are now consistently outperforming vacation rentals. Vacation rentals were the winners of 2020, but some pre-pandemic patterns might be returning.

Hotels Steal Booking Momentum From Vacation Rentals: Skift Recovery Index

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Travel + Leisure CEO: We Can Make $12.5 Billion Off Existing Timeshare Owners

Publicly traded hospitality companies need to show shareholders signs of growth and expansion. Travel + Leisure Co.'s message of multibillion-dollar sales growth from existing clients isn't as far-fetched as the price tag may sound.

Travel + Leisure CEO: We Can Make $12.5 Billion Off Existing Timeshare Owners

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Airbnb’s Short-Term Rental Challengers Double Down on Brand-Building

As happened with major online travel agencies, there will eventually be several winners in short-term rentals beyond Airbnb. But will these come from the independent property managers trying to build consumer brands, or will the larger players take them out as is customary?

Airbnb’s Short-Term Rental Challengers Double Down on Brand-Building

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Vacasa and Sonder Face Challenges as They Get Ready to Join Airbnb as Public Companies

Will Vacasa and Sonder have the wherewithal as public companies to build their own brands independent of relying on Google and Airbnb, and will their business model challenges be surmountable? There's a ton of potential and so much work ahead for each of the companies.

Vacasa and Sonder Face Challenges as They Get Ready to Join Airbnb as Public Companies

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Airbnb Set to Provide Temporary Housing for 20,000 Afghan Refugees

While it's uncertain where the Afghan refugees will eventually be resettled, Airbnb's decision to house them temporarily will undoubtedly give them a new lease on life after being evacuated — and the homesharing giant PR bonafides.

Airbnb Set to Provide Temporary Housing for 20,000 Afghan Refugees

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Airbnb’s Record Shows the Third Quarter Is the Charm

While you have to toss out Covid-ravaged 2020 as any kind of a barometer for a company's trajectory, during the last two-and-a-half years, Airbnb has only made a profit during its third quarters. If remote working becomes entrenched in coming years, then that can indeed help with Airbnb's seasonality issues.

Airbnb’s Record Shows the Third Quarter Is the Charm

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Private Equity Looks to Challenge Vacasa by Backing VTrips Vacation Rental Firm

The vacation rental market is big enough to accommodate multiple players with digital and operational savvy, including both Vacasa and VTrips.

Private Equity Looks to Challenge Vacasa by Backing VTrips Vacation Rental Firm

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Airbnb Claims Leadership of the Travel Recovery But Now Cautions on Variants

Airbnb is indeed showing strength, but is its hubris about leading the travel recovery a bit overblown?

Airbnb Claims Leadership of the Travel Recovery But Now Cautions on Variants