Aribnb CEO says the epidemic has completely changed the tourism industry: the attraction of tourist attractions has declined


Sina science and technology news on the morning of January 15, Brian Chesky, CEO of home stay giant airbnb, predicted that the new epidemic will encourage people to visit thousands of small cities and spend more time visiting relatives and friends, so travel will change forever.
He believes that travelers will drive to small towns and reduce the number of business trips, which will greatly reduce the flow of traditional tourist attractions.
Chesky said in an interview that travelers “yearn for what has been taken away. They don’t want to see times square, they want to see friends and family they haven’t seen for a long time. ”
The start-up company was hit by the new epidemic in early 2020, and its business volume shrank by 80% in just eight weeks.
However, with the relaxation of the city closure policy, more travelers chose to book B & B rather than hotels, which helped airbnb achieve amazing profits in the third quarter. The company also benefits from travelers’ desire to rent B & B far from big cities.
The B & B platform completed its IPO in December last year, and its shares doubled on the day of listing. Shares of airbnb rose 10% on Thursday to an all-time high of $187.42.
It doesn’t encourage violence
At present, airbnb has cancelled the B & B reservation for president elect Joe Biden in Washington, D.C. on the day of his swearing in next Wednesday. Because before that, law enforcement authorities warned that there might be armed attacks.
Chesky said he did not want airbnb to facilitate people who went to other places to commit violence.
Moreover, airbnb consulted local local and federal government officials and found that many landlords were worried about the possible attack on their houses and were cancelled by customers, so they made the decision.
However, major hotel chains, including Hilton and Marriott, have said they plan to keep existing room reservations in Washington, D.C.