‘Travel has changed forever’: Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

Billionaire Airbnb Co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky told Yahoo Finance that the coronavirus outbreak has permanently altered travel preferences across the globe in ways that will shape the hospitality industry going forward.

“Travel has changed forever,” says Chesky, whose company suffered hundreds of millions in losses and laid off a quarter of its staff in the aftermath of the outbreak. “The world of travel as we knew it in January is never coming back.”

“I feel very confident about that,” he tells Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer during a special All Markets Summit Extra: Road to Recovery on Tuesday.

Zoom meetings have largely replaced business travel, and leisure trips have shifted away from metropolitan areas toward easily accessible rural locations, he said.

“People are saying they do want to get out of the house, regardless what country they’re in,” Chesky says. “But they aren’t right now super comfortable getting on

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Tour life has changed and these are the most noticeable differences for players

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – A week and a half into the PGA Tour’s return to competition, players seemed to be settling into what some have called “our new normal,” complete with regular COVID-19 tests, social-distancing requirements and the relative confinement of life inside a manufactured “bubble.”

Simply playing golf can bring its own sense of normalcy but for players who are all creatures of habit, life in the post-quarantine world has required some adjustments.

Exactly what changes have resonated the most, depends on the player:

• The absence of fans has been the most-talked-about difference since the Tour returned from a 91-day hiatus, and those who found themselves in quiet contention last week certainly felt the difference.

“It was definitely interesting to be out there and not have the fans and the energy,” Rickie Fowler said. “You’re still playing against the best players in the world, but not having

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