Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodation around the world — online or from a mobile phone
Whether a flat for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 192 countries.
There is talk of an IPO that would place it ahead of almost all of the quoted hotel groups in valuation.
Do you think this is "disruptive technology" that hoteliers need to be very scared of, or have the founders and their investors found demand that has here-to-for been untapped by the hotel industry?
What do you think?
Have you used it?
Very often, especially in large cities, through Airbnb you can find better deals than in a hotel. Despite the fact that for some of the participants of this system, renting an apartment through airbnb is a business, an increasing number, a large number of owners, exhibition offers are private individuals (and therefore prices) are much lower. Most often, in Airbnb. The best location, large area, the presence of a kitchen, home appliances, swimming pool, etc. I used their services when I went to the free roulette online tournament. If you prefer coziness and comfort to the official conditions of hotels, then Airbnb is what you need. The owners, if it is not their professional activity, often rent their accommodation for the time of departure, or if they need money and have the opportunity to live somewhere else. In this regard - in the apartment you will have to wait for a homely atmosphere and the opportunity to become better acquainted with the culture of the country from the inside. See how the French love to furnish an apartment, what kind of plumbing the Germans prefer or what spices the kitchen shelves of the Italians are crammed in You will never know so much about the spirit of the country if you live in a hotel in a tourist area!