Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky tweeted a poll on Monday asking his roughly 400,000 followers what they wished from the rental platform in 2022.
Chesky has as we speak revealed that almost all of respondents want to find a way to pay with Bitcoin (BTC) or different widespread digital currencies when renting their subsequent home or residence on Airbnb. Other requests included clear pricing shows, a loyalty program for guests, up-to-date cleansing expenses, and enhanced customer support.
Got 4,000 recommendations. Here are the highest 6:
1 – Crypto funds (high suggestion)
2 – Clear pricing shows
3 – Guest loyalty program
4 – Updated cleansing charges
5 – More long-term stays & reductions
6 – Better customer support
Already engaged on most, will look into others now! https://t.co/rxEM4BXZci
— Brian Chesky (@bchesky) January 5, 2022
Chesky additionally added that he has seen a lot of token concepts, implying that Airbnb’s potential cryptocurrency payment choice won’t be confined to one or two digital belongings. Airbnb presently accepts Visa, MasterCard, Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal as payment strategies. The CEO additionally famous that the lodging firm has processed $336 billion in transactions since 2013.
Chesky has been vocal relating to the potential of recent applied sciences. In September, he informed Fox Business that the corporate had obtained a whole lot of inquiries relating to crypto funds:
“We get a lot of requests, I’ve been getting it for years, I have nothing to announce on it today.”
During a November interview with Nilay Patel of The Verge, he was requested about his ideas on the way forward for crypto and metaverse:
“We are definitely looking into it. Absolutely. Like the revolution in travel, there is clearly a revolution happening in crypto. Airbnb and crypto both have interesting relationships with trust.”
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He went on to observe that Brian Armstrong, the CEO of Coinbase, was a former worker of Airbnb. The crypto buzz surrounding Airbnb comes amid an increase in competitors from decentralized blockchain-based options like Travala.com’s Dtravel, which offers a vacation rental service.