Boston University School of Hospitality Administration Bestows Annual Icon Award to the Founders of Airbnb
Boston University School of Hospitality Administration | March 16, 2022
Boston, MA – March 16, 2022 – Boston University School of Hospitality Administration (BU SHA) is proud to announce that the third annual ICON award will be presented to Airbnb co-founders: Brian Chesky, CEO, Nathan Blecharczyk, Chief Strategy Officer, and Joe Gebbia, Chairman of Airbnb.org. The ICON award recognizes innovators who create new and transformative paradigms in hospitality. Blecharczyk will accept the award on behalf of Airbnb virtually to conclude BU SHA’s 2022 Hospitality Leadership Summit. The ICON award ceremony and reception will conclude the School’s Hospitality Leadership Summit, Friday, April 1, 2022 at Hotel C...
Linchi Kwok | October 22, 2020
By Linchi Kwok When the pandemic hit the global economy in March, business travel was estimated to lose $820 billion in revenue. Under the best scenario, businesses were expected to reopen in late spring or early summer. As we entered into the summer, indicators showed travel and hospitality businesses were picking up, but we all knew travel recovery would not occur until people are taking business trips again. “Travel, as we knew it, is over,” concluded by Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. Now in October, we still have not contained the coronavirus. To make it worse, new COVID-19 cases now surge again across the US and Europe. More co...
Linchi Kwok | July 1, 2020
By Linchi Kwok Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky talked about the future of travel in a CNBC interview last week. He stated: “Travel, as we knew it, is over. It doesn’t mean travel is over, just the travel we knew is over, and it’s never coming back. It’s just not.” His statement made headlines last week, but he also suggested in the same interview: “… travel is going to come back. It’s just going to take a lot longer than, you know, we would have thought, and it’s going to be different.” What do you think? Will people travel again? The glass is half empty Some places saw a spark of confirmed infected c...
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