How Airbnb and Travelers are Redefining Travel Trends in 2021

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Chris Lehane, Senior VP for Global Public Policy and Communications at Airbnb, Discusses the Top Three Trends for Travel in 2021

COVID-19 has had a profound impact on travel in 2020. Looking ahead to 2021, these impacts will continue to be felt in a number of ways. In 2021, travel will continue to be less about tourism and more about living, working, and connecting safely away from home. Recently, Chris Lehane from Airbnb, teamed with YourUpdateTV on a satellite media tour to share Airbnb’s top travel trends for 2021.

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A recent survey of US travelers – and an analysis of search and booking data for next year – have revealed the top three travel trends going into next year.

1) In 2021, work from home could become work from any home. In the survey, 83 percent of respondents are in favor of relocating as part of remote working, and 25 percent believe they will be able to live where they want to and work remotely.

2) The rise of the staycation – domestic travel will continue to be a key trend, with 62 percent of people interested in taking a vacation within driving distance of home. Domestic locations in national parks, winter ski and beach towns are becoming most popular.

3) Pod travel – perfect for people who want to safely be together while reducing risks associated with socializing with others.

Whether providing an entire home to take a break from the city, or experience a new city or try out a new neighborhood to move to, Airbnb provides a means for anyone with space to share to tap into these trends and earn some needed extra income.

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About Chris Lehane:
As Airbnb’s Senior Vice President for Global Policy and Communications, Chris leads Airbnb’s work with policymakers around the world to achieve common-sense approaches that protect the right of everyday people to earn extra income by sharing their homes; oversees the company’s efforts to educate communities and consumers about the benefits of Airbnb’s local, authentic and unique brand of travel; and directs initiatives to communicate how Airbnb promotes trust and belonging.

About YourUpdateTV:
YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content, produced by award-winning video communications firm.

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