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Airbnb sees 30% more nights booked for the summer travel compared to pre-pandemic
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Airbnb, which has seen a significant boost in business over the pandemic, is already seeing a surge in summer travel bookings across the United States.
Airbnb chief strategy officer Nate Blecharczyk told FOX Business that "a lot of employers are coming out with hybrid work from home policies and the impact that that has on travel is twofold."
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For one, it means people can travel longer, and they have "a lot more flexibility about when they can spontaneously travel," the executive and co-founder of the homeshare company said.
With so many people working from home it becomes less of a question about when to go and rather "it's more a question of, am I inspired to do something? What can I do?" Blecharczyk said.
"So long as there's hybrid options available to people, I think people are going to take advantage of that," he added.
As of the end of April 2022, the company already had 30% more nights booked for the summer travel season compared to the same time in 2019.
Domestic travel represents more than half of the nights booked in the first three months of the year for summer stays, even outpacing pre-pandemic levels, according to Airbnb. Meanwhile, international travel has already reached pre-pandemic levels "and continues to grow, with more nights booked for international summer stays" compared to the first three months of 2021.