Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky: “It’s going to be a year of focus”

If there’s one thing Brian Chesky is focused on in 2021, that would be, well, focus. So much so that the Airbnb co-founder and CEO said the word seven times throughout a roughly 20-minute interview during Bloomberg’s The Year Ahead online event last week. “It’s going to be a year of focus,” Chesky told Bloomberg Television anchor […]

Chinese travelers more positive about travel in 2021 than regional neighbors

Chinese travelers are more optimistic about making trips in 2021 than other countries in the Asia Pacific region. Research from Expedia Group Media Solutions shows more than three-quarters (77%) are positive about travel, the highest across the 11 markets in the study. The positive sentiment is likely to be driven by recovery already being seen […]

Business travel expected to make full recovery by 2025

Global business travel spending slumped by over a half to $694 billion during a coronavirus-hit 2020, a figure buoyed by what was a relatively strong first quarter before lockdowns had an impact. A report from the Global Business Travel Association released this week says it expects there to be a 21% increase in business travel […]