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India will be one of the world's biggest markets for Airbnb: CEO Chesky

The company is one of the world's most valued start-ups, estimated to be worth $31 billion

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is starting a new business, called Trips, that revolves around providing local experiences to travellers. 'Trips' is a way to experience a different side of the city, immersing themselves in communities through the eyes of locals. On his maiden visit to India, company's Chief Executive Officer said India is rising to become one of the company’s key revenue generators with the country’s young and rapidly expanding middle class spending big on travel, reported The Economic Times

The San Francisco-based company is one of the world’s most valued start-ups, estimated to be worth $31 billion, and is a leading player in the Founded in August of 2008 the is a community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book accommodations around the world - online or from a mobile phone or tablet. It connects people to experiences in more than 65,000 cities and 191 countries.

was one of the with several other technology majors who were against President Donald Trump's controversial immigration order banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries and provided free housing for people left stranded as a result. 

Here are the key things Chesky said on India and Airbnb's future plans: 

On Indian market: With 22,000 homes (in India) out of about 3 million (globally) is less than 1%. But still, the reason I am incredibly excited is, in about 10 years from now India will be one of the world’s biggest markets for Airbnb,” Chesky, 35, in an interview to ET

On Trips: "is the most significant development in the history of We're expanding beyond accommodation, but taking the same people-focused approach to the entire trip". "I'm excited to launch India today as we've handpicked unique experiences, designed and led by locals, to reflect the diversity and variety of the city," Chesky said.

On Donald Trump's ban: Chesky decried the stance adopted by President and his recent attempts to ban immigrants from specific nations. “I think they are mostly a step backward for the world,” said Chesky. 

On competition with Uber: Our strategy is very different because we have a different business. Our growth strategy is more about building a global network. Not just India to India intrabound but understanding where are Indians travelling. We have been very aggressive at developing where they We started by localising our product for India and growing quickly to where they want to to, said the co-founder. 

On Climate Change: The billionaire entrepreneur also said that the global community must unite to deal with common problems from to terrorism and the disruption caused by globalisation. 

Advice to Indian entrepreneurs: If the price per unit of what one is selling is very low and has been further subsidised, it is not just an Indian problem. The funding environment should never affect a company and if people love a product business will thrive in any economic environment, said Brian Chesky, according to the financial daily.

On Airbnb's IPO: We don't have a date, nor any immediate plans, said the chief executive. However, he said preparation for an is good corporate hygiene. 


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India will be one of the world's biggest markets for Airbnb: CEO Chesky

The company is one of the world's most valued start-ups, estimated to be worth $31 billion

The company is one of the world's most valued start-ups, estimated to be worth $31 billion
is starting a new business, called Trips, that revolves around providing local experiences to travellers. 'Trips' is a way to experience a different side of the city, immersing themselves in communities through the eyes of locals. On his maiden visit to India, company's Chief Executive Officer said India is rising to become one of the company’s key revenue generators with the country’s young and rapidly expanding middle class spending big on travel, reported The Economic Times

The San Francisco-based company is one of the world’s most valued start-ups, estimated to be worth $31 billion, and is a leading player in the Founded in August of 2008 the is a community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book accommodations around the world - online or from a mobile phone or tablet. It connects people to experiences in more than 65,000 cities and 191 countries.

was one of the with several other technology majors who were against President Donald Trump's controversial immigration order banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries and provided free housing for people left stranded as a result. 

Here are the key things Chesky said on India and Airbnb's future plans: 

On Indian market: With 22,000 homes (in India) out of about 3 million (globally) is less than 1%. But still, the reason I am incredibly excited is, in about 10 years from now India will be one of the world’s biggest markets for Airbnb,” Chesky, 35, in an interview to ET

On Trips: "is the most significant development in the history of We're expanding beyond accommodation, but taking the same people-focused approach to the entire trip". "I'm excited to launch India today as we've handpicked unique experiences, designed and led by locals, to reflect the diversity and variety of the city," Chesky said.

On Donald Trump's ban: Chesky decried the stance adopted by President and his recent attempts to ban immigrants from specific nations. “I think they are mostly a step backward for the world,” said Chesky. 

On competition with Uber: Our strategy is very different because we have a different business. Our growth strategy is more about building a global network. Not just India to India intrabound but understanding where are Indians travelling. We have been very aggressive at developing where they We started by localising our product for India and growing quickly to where they want to to, said the co-founder. 

On Climate Change: The billionaire entrepreneur also said that the global community must unite to deal with common problems from to terrorism and the disruption caused by globalisation. 

Advice to Indian entrepreneurs: If the price per unit of what one is selling is very low and has been further subsidised, it is not just an Indian problem. The funding environment should never affect a company and if people love a product business will thrive in any economic environment, said Brian Chesky, according to the financial daily.

On Airbnb's IPO: We don't have a date, nor any immediate plans, said the chief executive. However, he said preparation for an is good corporate hygiene. 


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India will be one of the world's biggest markets for Airbnb: CEO Chesky

The company is one of the world's most valued start-ups, estimated to be worth $31 billion

is starting a new business, called Trips, that revolves around providing local experiences to travellers. 'Trips' is a way to experience a different side of the city, immersing themselves in communities through the eyes of locals. On his maiden visit to India, company's Chief Executive Officer said India is rising to become one of the company’s key revenue generators with the country’s young and rapidly expanding middle class spending big on travel, reported The Economic Times

The San Francisco-based company is one of the world’s most valued start-ups, estimated to be worth $31 billion, and is a leading player in the Founded in August of 2008 the is a community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book accommodations around the world - online or from a mobile phone or tablet. It connects people to experiences in more than 65,000 cities and 191 countries.

was one of the with several other technology majors who were against President Donald Trump's controversial immigration order banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries and provided free housing for people left stranded as a result. 

Here are the key things Chesky said on India and Airbnb's future plans: 

On Indian market: With 22,000 homes (in India) out of about 3 million (globally) is less than 1%. But still, the reason I am incredibly excited is, in about 10 years from now India will be one of the world’s biggest markets for Airbnb,” Chesky, 35, in an interview to ET

On Trips: "is the most significant development in the history of We're expanding beyond accommodation, but taking the same people-focused approach to the entire trip". "I'm excited to launch India today as we've handpicked unique experiences, designed and led by locals, to reflect the diversity and variety of the city," Chesky said.

On Donald Trump's ban: Chesky decried the stance adopted by President and his recent attempts to ban immigrants from specific nations. “I think they are mostly a step backward for the world,” said Chesky. 

On competition with Uber: Our strategy is very different because we have a different business. Our growth strategy is more about building a global network. Not just India to India intrabound but understanding where are Indians travelling. We have been very aggressive at developing where they We started by localising our product for India and growing quickly to where they want to to, said the co-founder. 

On Climate Change: The billionaire entrepreneur also said that the global community must unite to deal with common problems from to terrorism and the disruption caused by globalisation. 

Advice to Indian entrepreneurs: If the price per unit of what one is selling is very low and has been further subsidised, it is not just an Indian problem. The funding environment should never affect a company and if people love a product business will thrive in any economic environment, said Brian Chesky, according to the financial daily.

On Airbnb's IPO: We don't have a date, nor any immediate plans, said the chief executive. However, he said preparation for an is good corporate hygiene. 


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