Thursday, June 11, 2009

NY Business Strategies Examiner: Interview with co-founder Airbnb, an innovative travel company a

Today's post is an interview with Brian Chesky, one of the co-founders of Airbnb. I love this service and it's been a clear whole in the travel market for years! The concept, like all elegant business solutions, is simple, straight-forward, and user-friendly.

How it works (from the Airbnb website): "Nice folks, folks like you, list their guest rooms, futons, and even couches on the site and set a price per night. Adventurous travelers looking for a place to stay can search the listings for an accomodation that's just right. When they find a match, guests can book your room via credit card. You receive a notification to check out their profile, and decide if the guest is appropriate for your pad. When you accept a guest, contact information is exchanged, itineraries emailed, and the transaction is completed confirming the reservation." Brilliant!

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