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Airbnb looks to become a travel experience business

Graham Watson

19th November 2016

An interesting piece in today's Guardian looking at the renewed ambition of Airbnb to recreate itself as a travel company, rather than simply an app to rent room across the globe.

The company is in an interesting position, it needs to justify its market valuation, and is trying to diversify into other markets, which might make you think about the objectives of the firm. Is this profit maximisation or something else? Perhaps the recent regulatory backlash has something to do this?

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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