Airbnb Still Hopeful About China Despite Earlier Misstep
Airbnb co-founder and chief strategy officer Nathan Blecharczyk thinks the outbound Chinese travel market, where it might have an advantage over home-grown rival Tujia, is finally starting to pay off.
After three or four years of operating in China, and with approximately 100 employees in the country, Blecharczyk said Chinese travelers who are taking advantage of Airbnb’s substantial inventory outside of the country are finally returning to China, and choosing to stay at Airbnb properties when they do. Blecharczyk said Airbnb currently has 100,000 apartments and homes inside China.
Airbnb Expands Tours and Experiences to New York City By Enlisting Celebrities
Airbnb is launching local tours and other experiences in New York City this week with a special host.
Her listing promises an “unforgettable shoe-shopping experience” and her bio describes her as an “actor, producer, businesswoman” and “proud New Yorker.”
She’s Sarah Jessica Parker of ‘Sex and the City’ fame and she’ll be taking four guests shoe-shopping at Bloomingdale’s, then sending them to the ballet.
Vacation Rental Managers and Owners: What is Your Brand Worth?
The above question was asked to several veteran managers this week at a meeting I attended. It is an uncomfortable question, one that produces much thought, emotions and there is only one answer.
The actions of the past two months have been telegraphed for years. HomeAway has been very transparent in their plans and now they are executing. The results have been anger on the part of the owner/managers and confusion on the traveler side. There is no longer any transparency to the vacation rental traveler when it comes to your brand.
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