Do you have Chesky’s secret one page memo to take over the travel industry? Neither does Katie Couric, but she does get Chesky to give so insight into where Airbnb is headed. “What if we could design the entire trip? We could offer the entire trip from the time you leave your home to the time you come back to your home, said Chesky. “We are definitely going to become much more than a place to stay in the future.”
About recent legal issues, “A lot of these laws are 20th century laws, and sometimes even 19th century laws, in a 21st century world, and the core problem comes back to the idea that these cities want to view everything as a person or a business,” said Chesky. “If you have people in your home, you’re a person. The second you charge one person, one weekend you’re a business, and therefore you should be regulated like these huge institutions. We actually think there should be a third category created, and what we are doing is -city by city around the world -we are starting to create model legislation.”
Couric asked, “But are you worried about how this can potentially impact your business?”
“It is a huge risk for the company it we can’t manage it, but I am incredibly confident we can,” said Chesky.
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