We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Airbnb Quotes from Nathan Blecharczyk, Ritesh Agarwal, Belinda Johnson, Brad Stone, Joe Gebbia. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Airbnb is dedicated to empowering people and communities through healthy tourism, and we have a long tradition of supporting local projects in Asia-Pacific.
We have to be careful that we don’t have so much regulation that would prevent all of the people who are benefiting from Airbnb to benefit.
We actually distribute using AirBnB because they’re the vacation management company and they distribute us, which is why AirBnB is also a small shareholder in our company.
Being an online platform, we ran into challenges with Cuba’s lack of Internet accessibility. We were able to work around that by creating a program unique to Cuba where many local hosts are working with hosting partners who have Internet access and can help them manage their Airbnb requests and bookings.
Even with uncertainty around the future of work in an increasingly automated world, Airbnb will remain a way for women to achieve greater financial independence and social empowerment in the years ahead.
Certainly some hosts on Airbnb are opening up their spare bedrooms to meet new people; and some drivers use Uber to carpool with strangers for the companionship. But the most productive members of each community are professional operators, making available their homes or cars as a way to earn or supplement a living.
Airbnb was born out of necessarity. Our rent went up. It was born out of a problem.
Airbnb is about travel.
When we started Airbnb, I had no idea about the people we would meet or the friendships I would make.
The one thing that Airbnb had was, Brian and Joe were designers, and they did a great job. They also had Nate Blecharczyk, who was the CTO, who I describe his history as a high schooler and at Harvard as really a creator of tools for spammers.
Early investors in Uber and Airbnb, though they remain private companies, have valued them at stratospheric multiples based largely on the notion that Uber will transform and dominate local transportation and Airbnb will revolutionize the hotel industry.
Airbnb has proven that hospitality, generosity, and the simple act of trust between strangers can go a long way.
Even though I had accomplished something astronomical, I looked to my friends who had founded Dropbox and Airbnb, and thought, ‘I could’ve done better.’
Technology has really created new markets. For instance, Airbnb has created a high demand for executive short-term and vacation properties. Even 10 years ago, it was hard to find tenants without newspaper ads.
When you think about it, Airbnb is a great solution if your family is traveling with you on business and you need more space, if you’re going for an extended stay, like a week plus. It’s a great solution if you want close proximity to the work site and maybe there isn’t a hotel across the street or whatnot.
There’s a perception out there that Airbnb doesn’t want there to be rules. We think rules would be fantastic. We think rules would help our community, but not necessarily the rules that have simply existed for decades.
Talking to hosts and asking them, ‘What does Airbnb mean to you?’… I get amazingly heartfelt stories about the people that they met, about the money that they earned, about the mindset of empowerment they got through this and how they then applied that to their own business.
Our shared vision of belonging is the thread that weaves through every touchpoint on Airbnb.
I have the privilege of working with our in-house design studio, called Samara, and our humanitarian team, called Human. Samara is thinking about the future of Airbnb, and Human is working on ways to leverage our platform outside the cause of day-to-day business.
Ultimately, the power of the Airbnb platform is that it motivates guests to blend into communities, belong anywhere, and live like locals.
We’re a community-driven brand, but at the same time, we want every host in every home to recognize that they’re all individuals, and to use Airbnb as an expression of their individuality.
I really admire Airbnb as a pioneer of the sharing economy and for building community. They’ve found an elegant way to help hosts make more money and for guests to have authentic experiences. It brings those people together in a unique way.
Airbnb is different from most brands. We’re a community of individuals, and yet there’s a consistency holding us together through the values we share. We have a common belief in belonging, but everyone’s expression of it will naturally always be a little different.
We see these wonderful apps that really have changed our world in many good ways such as Uber or Airbnb, but at the same time, they’re drastically changing the workforce. And they’re changing them so much that the industries themselves are not able to keep up.
While Airbnb cannot singlehandedly level the playing field for women, I believe we can play a role in enabling women around the world to follow their passions and design the lives they want.
No hotels have gone out of business because of Airbnb… Airbnb is not a perfect substitute for a hotel. We excel at different things.
Asana and complementary services are bringing the evolved team brain to the entire world. In great companies like Twitter, Uber, Airbnb, Foursquare, and LinkedIn, people already add information to and extract insight from these systems much the same way our hands and brain exchange signals.
When I look at founders and CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook and Brian Chesky at Airbnb and Sebastian Thrun at Udacity, these are companies that are creating extraordinary social good and extraordinary economic and educational empowerment, all within with context of a for-profit model.
I’m not saying the whole world will work this way, but with Airbnb, people are sleeping in other people’s homes and other people’s beds. So there’s a level of trust necessary to participate that’s different from an eBay or Facebook.
It’s important for anyone working at a hyper growth company such as Airbnb to embrace learning and be open in order to keep pace with the changing environment.
People don’t use Airbnb overtly to trust people more. They use it because they want to get a better sense of the culture and to save money. A by-product was that they live in someone else’s shoes.
Airbnb is about the nexus of the online and offline to create the perfect customer experience.
I want to go to Italy and France; those are my two places. And I really want to go to Greece. I’ve seen so many pictures on Airbnb that make me think I should be living there. I could eat great salads and be on a boat.
I’m less Soho House these days, more Airbnb. It’s just so useful to have a washing machine, or to rock up somewhere with a baby bed and all the other kit provided.
With tough interpretation of taxi and zoning regulations, neither Uber nor Airbnb would have gotten started. By the time many cities recognized their existence, both were fairly large and had the political support of their customers.
I think the key that makes Airbnb is the fact that we’re a community, not just a series of commodities.
At Airbnb, we’re trying to build a culture that supports details, celebrates them, and gives our teams creative license to pursue them.
Everything at Airbnb is a continuation of what it’s like to be a guest in somebody’s house. We think about how each stage makes people feel.
There’s always room for an operator like Airbnb, but it’s quite a different thing to my serviced apartments. Airbnb is a different market – it has nothing to do with me.
The spread of information technology and the long-term decline in the cost of computing power have created opportunities that simply did not exist before. Airbnb, for example, could not have existed before the Internet.
Investors are always biased to invest in things they themselves understand. So venture capitalists like Uber because they like driving in black town cars. They don’t like Airbnb because they like staying in five-star hotels, not sleeping on people’s couches.
What I’ve been surprised by is not how different people are, but how similar they are. There are certain types of Airbnb people, and they are in every city in the world – it’s just that in some cultures, there is more of a generational divide.
Airbnb has grown thanks to our hosts creating memorable experiences and inspiring their guests to be hosts in their hometowns.
Of course Airbnb made mistakes the first year! Some came from our own preconceptions. When we started, we designed our interface for ourselves, Internet-savvy twentysomethings. We never considered the role of good eyesight in our interface – font size, vernacular; it all matters.
I feel triumphant when our moms can use Airbnb without their technically inclined kids.
Airbnb is a company with values around hospitality.
Starting a company in San Francisco when we did usually meant it was destined to be a data-driven tech company. But that didn’t seem to fully encompass what we wanted with Airbnb. When we tried looking through a tech lens, it didn’t work. The humanity was missing.
Staying at Airbnb listings gives me the opportunity to truly understand and experience the local culture of the countries I visit.
As chief business affairs and legal officer, I am responsible for driving Airbnb’s engagement strategy and civic partnership efforts as well as overseeing the company’s global public policy, community mobilization, legal, communications, compliance, social initiatives, and philanthropy efforts.
Some hotels are trying to dig their feet in and trying to say that Airbnb shouldn’t exist – that ‘illegal hotels’ shouldn’t exist. And, of course, illegal hotels shouldn’t exist. But when they say illegal hotels, sometimes they mean anything that’s not a hotel.
Airbnb’s genius was moving into cities and recognizing that millennials would want to go and maybe spend a vacation or visit some friends in an urban center.
Managing directors at top-tier investment banks may pocket a million a year and be worth tens of millions after a long career. Early employees at tech firms like Uber, Airbnb, and Snapchat can make many times that amount of money in a matter of years.
RelayRides and WhipCar, AirBnB, Roomorama and One Fine Stay are all stellar examples of how new, access-based offers entice and provoke insurance companies and banks to re-think risk, value, customers and deal terms.
Filecoin is a decentralized storage market – think of it like Airbnb for cloud storage – where anybody with extra hard drive space can sell it on the network.
The story of Airbnb is really the underdog story in many ways.