Brian Chesky of Airbnb explains new consumption model, answers critics, takes a bow
Brian Chesky of Airbnb launches into an interesting concept about the rise of the collaborative consumption model and, essentially, the end of travel.
Airbnb polarises opinion. On the one hand it’s the tech disrupter many want to emulate, growing fast and apparently pushing north of a $1 billion valuation.
And then it’s also the annoying disrupter which some argue is bending the rules of what an accommodation platform should be and how it should look after customers and consumers.
So, with justifiable reason, CEO Brian Chesky’s debut appearance at a big travel event was probably one of the most widely anticipated sessions of recent years at the PhoCusWright Conference.