May 9, 2023

Airbnb's Co-Founder On What's Next For Travel

Few sectors of the economy were as impacted by the pandemic as travel, and few rebounded as quickly when public health restrictions were lifted. Even now, demand for travel is through the roof, and it's driving up prices for everything from hotels to airfare to car rentals.

At the same time, leisure budgets are often the first to be cut as cost-of-living pressures take their toll, and people cut back spending. So is the travel sector on the verge of another reckoning, or will demand hold up even as a recession looms? And how are businesses in the space responding?

Few people have a better view of what's happening in travel than Airbnb Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Nathan Blecharczyk, and he joins us today to share what he's seeing in the sector and break down how travel—and Airbnb—has changed post-pandemic.