Airbnb boss Brian Chesky: Cornwall risks becoming ‘xenophobic’ without outsiders

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  • Date: 14-May-2022
  • Source: The Telegraph
  • Sector: Tourism
  • Country: Middle East
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Airbnb boss Brian Chesky: Cornwall risks becoming ‘xenophobic’ without outsiders

Airbnb may have redefined how we travel around the world, but its founder still tries to avoid long flights. “If I have a kryptonite, it’s jet lag,” Brian Chesky admits. “I went to Europe last year for a week, and I couldn’t sleep. And when I got back, I couldn’t sleep for three weeks.” Right now, however, Chesky is looking refreshed and relaxed as he unwinds on a sofa in a Manhattan apartment - rented on Airbnb, naturally. The 40-year-old co-founder and chief executive of Airbnb has been staying in New York for the last few days with Sophie, his golden retriever puppy, in tow in the latest leg of an international tour he started earlier this year. In January, in a committed act of “dogfooding” - Silicon Valley slang for using your own product - Chesky announced that he planned to live permanently in Airbnb properties, switching locations every few weeks. His stints have included a mansion in North Carolina, a striking Frank Lloyd Wright getaway in Michigan, and - uniquely - a fairytale princess cottage in Los Angeles (Chesky admits to having skimmed the listing before booking, and missing the “princess”). His latest Big Apple haunt is the

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