AirBnB Conference: “Have Sex with a Local”

Source: Fast Company, Jan 2016

How radical is Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky’s vision for the future of travel?

Radical enough that last November, at the Airbnb Open—a gathering of some 5,000 hosts—the opening act for Chesky’s keynote included an earnest celebration of a rarely celebrated breed of traveller: The sex tourist.

“It’s totally normal,” said Alan de Botton, a British pop philosopher and friend of Chesky’s, who addressed a crowd at Paris’s Parc de la Villette. “One of the most wonderful things to do when you’re traveling is have sex with a local.”


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