Speaking at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2016 Consumer & Retail Technology Conference, Finnegan also addressed Airbnb specifically. Airbnb has had lots of word-of-mouth traction, Finnegan said, because the company has created something “very new, very innovative.” “My hat’s off to them for what they’ve invented out of thin air,” he said. Finnegan described Airbnb’s impact on the overall industry as “incremental” thus far. Get the full story at Travel Weekly