Airbnb 2018 in Review and Look Ahead (Ep264)

Airbnb 2018 in Review and Look Ahead

Airbnb 2018 in Review and Look Ahead (Ep264)

The year 2018 was a very interesting one for Airbnb. In today´s podcast episode I discuss the major events that took place within the world of Airbnb with Margot Schmorak, CEO of Hostfully.

What happened in 2018

  • Airbnb hides guest profile pictures
  • Airbnb tops 1B revenue in 2018 
  • Airbnb shifts towards a focus on professional operators in an effort to grow horizontally
  • Introduction of Airbnb Plus and Airbnb Select
  • Several changes in the executive board

What didn´t happen in 2018

  • Airbnb didn´t IPO but expected to do so in 2019
  • The Airbnb Open didn´t take place and probably won´t in the future either
  • The much requested loyalty program wasn´t introduced

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