Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky
- Brian Chesky, the CEO of Airbnb, said he is now living on the platform.
- “I’ll be coming back to San Francisco often, but for now my home will be an Airbnb somewhere,” he tweeted.
- More Airbnb users are extending their stays beyond a week, some up to three months.
Brian Chesky is taking his show on the road.
“Starting today, I’m living on Airbnb,” the CEO said in a tweet thread on Tuesday.
“This week I’m in Atlanta. I’ll be coming back to San Francisco often, but for now my home will be an Airbnb somewhere,” he added.
In his thread, Chesky said that the pandemic and the rise of remote work has allowed millions of people to live and work from anywhere.
He highlighted company data from the past year showing that half of the nights booked on Airbnb’s platform were for stays longer than a week, roughly a fifth of nights booked were for stays of longer than a month, and about 100,000 Airbnb users booked stays of three months or longer.
“This trend is kind of like a decentralization of living, and it’s changing the identity of travel,” he said.
Chesky also said that his journeys will help the company better understand the customer experience and make improvements, a la Undercover Boss.
Last summer, the company rolled out new options for the digital nomad set, including a tool to verify internet speeds and an option to reserve bookings up to a year in advance.
“In 2022, I think the biggest trend in travel will be people spreading out to thousands of towns and cities, staying for weeks, months, or even entire seasons at a time,” Chesky said.