Over 500k people are staying in an Airbnb tonight. And the company hopes to have nearly 800k staying in one by this summer. CEO Brian Chesky gave these numbers at Code today, revealing his wide-eyed plan for the housing yield-management startup.
In addition to wanting there to be a million stays by summer, Chesky expressed his desire for Airbnb to own all experiences around a vacation:
“Let’s say you get off a plane in Paris. People don’t go to cities to stay in homes,” he told Kara Swisher onstage. “They go to cities to have an experience. What would you want in Paris?” “A French person yelling at me,” joked Swisher. “Okay, imagine that you can do it on demand.”
While he did confirm that they would not be doing flights, Chesky remained vague, though he did say he wanted Airbnb users to be able to design their entire trip experience through…
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