One of the more interesting points came from Airbnb’s head of global hospitality and strategy Chip Conley, who said the landscape of short-term rental hosts has changed dramatically in just six years. In 2008 and 2009, for instance, those hit hard by the global economic crisis began turning to Airbnb to supplement their income. But in recent years, Conley said an entirely different group has emerged the fastest growing segment of Airbnb hosts: empty nesters. “These are people like me who have older kids who have moved out, who got laid off last year, and still want to stay in their home,” he said. Get the full story at AFP Read also "The tweets behind the first Skift Global Forum" at Skift