‘Fantastic job’ by Airbnb chief: ‘It’s just another way to stay connected’
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky told The Hill in an exclusive interview that the company is “absolutely” “feeling the Bern” in its effort to get more people to book rooms through the platform.
“The idea is we’re going to make it so that people who want to stay in Philadelphia and they don’t want to go to the hotel, can stay in their hotel,” Chesky said.
“So, if you’re a person who just wants to stay home, it’s not going to hurt them to get a room.
And I think that’s going to be a tremendous boost for us.”
He added: “We feel the Bern.
We feel the urgency.”
Chesky, who has been at Airbnb for more than two years, said he believes the company has “a really good business plan.”
The company is in the midst of a $2 billion fundraising round, led by hedge fund Elliott Management.
Chesky also said the company will make its own advertising to help it win back some of its users who left the platform after it became clear it wasn’t delivering.
Airbnb is the world’s largest home rental marketplace and has gained a reputation for attracting more than 1.4 million people a day.
It currently offers about 4 million properties in more than 200 countries.