Jump in Airbnb bookings as Europeans plan breaks
As we reported earlier, some European leaders have been talking up the prospects for the summer holiday season. Many people seem to be thinking along the same lines – online holiday booking platform Airbnb has seen a jump in bookings from Europeans as they begin to plan their holidays after lockdown, according to the Financial Times.
Chief executive Brian Chesky told the paper there had been a surge in domestic bookings in Denmark and the Netherlands. Norway, Austria, Sweden and Switzerland have also seen some improvement in their domestic bookings, the company said.
“The recovery is better than what we had forecast even two weeks ago. Is it a temporary recovery? Is it a permanent recovery? Nobody knows,” Chesky said.
Airbnb announced on Tuesday that it was to cut about 25% of its staff- some 1,900 people of its 7,500-strong workforce – due to the coronavirus pandemic.
News Source: The BBC