Hospitality Trendz

THE OPTIMISTIC TECHIE RESPONDS Airbnb’s success promotes travel, and that’s good for everyone at the end: It’s good for hotels, real estate owners (in general), tourism-related services, and transportation- related services. In addition, when you consider the additional millions of travelers coming into the pipeline from Asia, then Airbnb’s model isn’t a gimmick―it becomes a must in order to be able to absorb the extra demand. Hotels often get worried about Airbnb eating their lunch, but hotels tend to forget that they are fabulous models that run armies of hospitable, trained staff. Therefore, they hold a precious advantage that Airbnb could hardly replicate: going the extra mile in servicing their guests. Hotels will never die. Home sharing will never die. Everyone will come out richer in the end, inclusive of the guest. Yannis Moati CEO of HotelsByDay www.hospitalitytrendz.com 42 \ HOSPITALITY TRENDZ \ FEBRUARY 2018 INDUSTRY RESPONSE TO

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