Bay Area Innovators: Joe Gebbia of AirBed & Breakfast
Joe Gebbia is the Co-Founder of AirBed & Breakfast, a new way of traveling that allows people to book rooms with locals to get a truly local experience. Travelers simply log onto the site and peruse the profiles of locals. Hosts provide descriptions of their accommodations, photos, as well as personal information about themselves. If travelers find a good match, they can book a room with a credit card just like any travel site – that is, if the host also approves their profile.
Joe discusses why people are interested in staying with strangers, how they deal with issues of safety, and how they are tying in with the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.