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Airbnb rolls out upgrades ahead of expected post-pandemic travel boom
Airbnb CEO: Travel won’t ever go back to what it was pre-pandemic
Brian Chesky tells ‘The Claman Countdown’ why he is projecting a big recovery for the industry
Airbnb is rolling out more than 100 upgrades to its platform ahead of an anticipated travel boom in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
"We think this is going to be a travel rebound unlike anything we’ve seen before – certainly in my lifetime but probably in the last century," Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky told "The Claman Countdown" on Tuesday.
Though the world is getting back to normal, Chesky said he anticipates some permanent changes to how people travel.
"People, when they're traveling, they're more flexible about when they go," Chesky said. "It used to be that there were very specific windows people would travel, but now more people can work from home. It means they can work anywhere. There's a lot more flexibility."
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To take advantage of workers' newfound flexibility, Airbnb is adding flexible dates, matching and destinations when a traveler is making plans to give them more options outside of their exact parameters.