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.

$15 provides access to this article and every case-study, interview, and analysis piece that we publish for the next 30 days. Our Premium Subscription also provides access to a database of over 100,000 articles on innovation in brand, customer, and retail experience.
Already a subscriber? Log in