November 21, 2017

Airbnb provides further hints at plans for travel world domination


Billionaire Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia has outlined plans to consolidate the international travel market during his first trip to Australia – a country where one in five people are signed-up members of his business.

“Our ambitions extend far beyond accommodations,” Mr Gebbia told journalists in Sydney on Monday.

“The average vacation takes upwards of 25 hours to plan and put together — from flights and rental cars, accommodations, split payments with friends — there are all these different components.

“I think people use about 10 different apps to coordinate an entire trip, so we ask the question: why? Couldn’t you have one place to go to put your whole trip together?”

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