Hotels VS. Airbnb: Positive Rivalry Drives Innovation

Kimo Kippen is the Former Chief Learning Officer for Hilton Worldwide. What's his view on Airbnb? He sums it up in one word: excited.

What could a global hotel executive have to say about Airbnb? The rule is typically: ‘If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.’ Since peer-to-peer accommodation start-up Airbnb launched in 2008, the mood has been tense between traditional lodging providers and the DIY movement that Airbnb represents.

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