Airbnb CEO offers free rooms to those hit by Trump's travel ban
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky expressed his support to the Muslim and refugee community in a Facebook message. (Airbnb)
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After President Trump's orders on banning entry of 7 Muslim majority countries to the United States, the internet is hitting back and supporting the Muslim community and the refugees included in the ban. The support is shown in many ways, including protests, social media and even the US courts stepping in to alleviate and hopefully prevent the racially-charged order from taking effect.
One of the vocal supporters against the controversial Muslim ban are businessmen of top tech brands such as Facebook, Google and Apple - all of which has issued statements regarding Trump's Muslim ban. Other than the three, one other brand decided to take their support a notch higher. The company in question is Airbnb.
To the uninitiated, Airbnb is a service that allows travelers to stay with people who live within their destination country's locale for less the price of booking a hotel. The quirky and community driven approach of Airbnb has been lauded by the travelling community as well as the business world. On Sunday, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky expressed his support to the Muslim and refugee community in a Facebook message.
Chesky announced that his company will be offering FREE housing to refugees and Muslims that are being sent back to their home countries due to Trump's ban. The noble act is a silver lining on a gloomy day that has been plaguing refugees and Muslims who are being blocked entry to the US after they have landed in the airports.
The Airbnb CEO said in his post that "Not allowing countries or refugees into America is not right." in detail he has stated how the system will work in order for them to help out their fellowmen. He has also put down his own email so those in need can contact him directly.
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