AirBNB During CNY: 15,000 Guests will Stay in Hong Kong, Bringing in HKD12.5m in for Local Host Community


These are very interesting stats from AirBNB, so we thought we would share this AirBNB press release with Hong Kong startups: the tourism industry in Hong Kong is growing and besides a handful of travel startups in Hong Kong like Klook and Sam the Local we’re looking to find out who else is in this space or if you are looking to get into TravelTech in Asia.

Read below about AirBNB in HK during CNY — and for those who have been with us for awhile: do you remember when Brian Chesky showed up at our Startup Saturday event back in 2011 when he came to launch Airbnb in Hong Kong?

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Uber and AirBNB Share their Thoughts on the ‘Sharing Economy’ on 22 September in Hong Kong

collaborative consumption
Airbnb, an apartment-sharing platform, and Uber, a peer-to-peer payment ride service, are both startups-turned-global companies contributing to the ‘sharing economy.’ Otherwise known as ‘collaborative consumption,’ the sharing economy is essentially built around the core values of people sharing their resources with one another.

While Airbnb expanded into Asia back in 2011, Uber arrived a little later on the scene early this year and the two companies have been transforming the way we travel and the way we interact with one another since.

Moderated by legislative councilor (IT) and founding chairman of ISOC HK Charles Mok, the event will feature a dynamic panel that will include:

  • Mike Orgil, director of public policy for Airbnb
  • Henek Lo, managing director (Greater China) for Airbnb
  • Sam Gellman, head of asia expansion for Uber

A few questions that the panel will tackle: is Hong Kong an ideal environment for collaborative consumption, and if it is – what is the growth potential? What kinds of challenges (such as regulation) might a startup with a peer-sharing business model have in a place like Hong Kong?

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