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Travel & Leisure Companies Expanding New Borders

Disruptors in Travel and Leisure

Airbnb CEO: 'We're in over 34,000 cities'
CNBC's Julia Boorstin highlights disruptive travel and leisure companies, including Airbnb. CEO Brian Chesky offers insight.

Want to bed down in a French chateau for a night? Wish you could stay in a celebrity hotel for a discount price? Travel market disruptors are hooking us, and booking us, in ways never previously imaginable.

  • Need a Room Tonight? There's an App for That     Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 8:41 AM ET

    Sam Shank, CEO of HotelTonight, explains how its new app lets impulsive travelers and procrastinators book same-day hotel reservations from their mobile phones and at a discount.

  • Summer Sun, Summer Fun, in a Virtual Era Friday, 24 May 2013 | 12:04 PM ET

    The way people spend their free time, where they stay when they travel, and what they eat, are being transformed by collaborative platforms, the power of mobile and GPS.

  • Airbnb Friday, 17 May 2013 | 9:36 AM ET

    Community-based travel marketplace connecting people to nonstandard travel options in 34,000 cities and 192 countries. It’s a new traveler and lodging business connection model.

  • Foursquare Friday, 17 May 2013 | 9:34 AM ET

    The social, location-based app is aiming to turn a fast-growing community into a revenue-generating advertising, sales and search business.

  • HotelTonight Friday, 17 May 2013 | 9:37 AM ET

    The first lodging app made exclusively for mobile and for last-minute hotel deals offers steep discounts on lodging of all types and for all budgets.

  • Kabam Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 5:58 PM ET

    Migrating traditional console games to mobile devices. Games are offered free of charge. Gamers pay for access to premium gaming content.

  • OUYA Friday, 17 May 2013 | 9:44 AM ET

    A collaborative video game platform that is aiming to break the last “closed” platform in the gaming market: television.

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