AirbnbLike many other companies, it has begun to suffer the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Brian Chesky, CEO of the company, reported that has laid off 25% of its workforce worldwide, which is equal to 1,900 employees. In the face of the crisis, Airbnb will change your priorities and it will dispense with all those services not related to the rental of housing. They will abandon their commitment to transport or luxury accommodation, for example.
“We are living collectively the most heartbreaking crisis of our life and, as it began to develop, global travel was paralyzed, “added the manager. Analysts had already anticipated that Airbnb would be significantly affected by the coronavirus, since tourism stopped completely in recent months. The company forecasts that 2020 revenues will be much lower than the previous year, specifically less than half:
Airbnb’s business has been hit hard, and this year’s revenue is projected to be less than half of what we earned in 2019.
One of the reasons that have led them to forget about other services is that tourism could change greatly after the pandemic. “Traveling in this new world will be different, and we need to evolve Airbnb accordingly. People will want options that are closer to home, safer and more affordable,” said Chesky. The company will prioritize, then, the rental of houses for short periods of time. I mean, practically will return to the roots that allowed them to take off.
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