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Sometimes CEO views of where online travel is headed seem more about the capabilities of their companies than anything else. Will pandemic-induced travel preferences make for dominant trends five or 10 years from now? Highly doubtful.

Series: Dennis' Online Travel Briefing

Dennis' Online Travel Briefing

Editor’s Note: Every Wednesday, Executive Editor and online travel rockstar Dennis Schaal will bring readers exclusive reporting and insight into the business of online travel and digital booking, and how this sector has an impact across the travel industry.

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The heads of two of the largest U.S.-based online travel companies, Brian Chesky of Airbnb and Peter Kern of Expedia Group, have gazed into their crystal balls and conjured clashing visions about the future of travel. Kern argued last week during an earnings call that “trave