Skip to comments.Airbnb CEO: Travel may never be the same
Posted on 06/29/2020 6:37:20 AM PDT by C19fan
Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky told Axios in an interview that global travel may never fully recover, and that he sees a future where people travel much more within their own countries, possibly for longer stays. Driving the news: "I will go on the record to say that travel will never, ever go back to the way it was pre-COVID; it just won't," Chesky told us by Zoom from his home in San Francisco. "There are sometimes months when decades of transformation happen."
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Agree - it’s all in the vaccine now. Similar to Polio in that lifestyles will permanently change, until and unless a vaccine is found.
Some folks wouldn’t get in a plane post 9/11. Some folks won’t get in a plane post C/19. But most folks are going to travel again.
On the business front - one can keep up with old business relationships with Zoom and WebEx, but developing new business is still going to take face to face and expensive steak dinners.
They said this back in 2009.
The landscape here is vast though. Air travel is only one component. These resorts (Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean, Greece, Spain, etc) won’t survive two years of this. Four and five star hotels in Rome, Paris, or Barcelona? You can figure by late 2021....half of them might be entirely shutdown for a while. Same story for the cruise ship business.
With the vaccine business, I’m not convinced that it’ll be effective against ‘all’ versions of Covid-19.
We’ve got 3 trips planned. Maine, Oak Island, NC and Aruba. All before Sep 8. I’m not letting this BS get in my way.
50+ might travel less. This won’t change young people at all in the long term.
International travel will mostly rebound, but it might take a few years.
CDC just claimed that unreported C19 numbers are 24 times reported positives. That is a big deal when trying to reopen the world.
It’ll never be the same... until after the election.
The years after WW2 will be looked on the golden years of the travel industry. It it a virus from a Chinese laboratory to end it. It is amazing it lasted so long given the history of pandemics throughout human history. Even is a somewhat effective vaccine is developed travel on an in scale will be curtailed for the foreseeable future.
Similar things were said post 9/11 when planes were flying near empty. But Mr Chesky was probably drinking out of a bottle then.
lib- u r funny
For most folks the choice is not “no travel” vs “lots of travel”.
Since 2001 air travel has become a hassle—so folks just do less of it than they would have otherwise.
That is very hard to measure, since you can’t measure trips not taken.
Even the hyped remdesevir is BS, as clinical studies rated it superior to placebo. Read: Better than nothing. Its a scam.
or the media quits hyping the disease.
Which just means most cases aren't as bad as the regular annual flu. I think that there's a very good chance I had it back in February, but I'm not willing to pay a couple of hundred bucks for a test (for antibodies) that may not be accurate anyway. I've not 'sheltered in place, and I've dined out at the restaurants when they reopened. One thing I'm not willing to do is get on a Boeing designed plane. I might be willing to fly on a 717 if I could find a flight that uses them (all outside air - no recirculation like you find on most airliners).
If you are chasing pirate treasure, the Oak Island you want is in NS, not NC.
Oh where in Maine are you going? Been there twice and we love it.
On facebook Diamond and Silk are asking nurses to contact them about the increase of COVID and if hospitals are busy, full right now.
One nurse reported that Governors are ordering tests from unknown places (not saying where they are coming from) and a comment was made on the phone by a company that called hospital to see if they needed more tests. The person at hospital said no, we don’t have that many cases here and he said, not now but you will once you get the tests.
Meaning- suggestion that the COVID tests are infected with the virus to cause more people to get it. I’ve often wondered how easily it would be for those nasal swabs to be pre-infected with the virus.
I have no idea if that is true or not, just one nurse who over heard the conversation and repeated it.
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