Of all the industries devastated by COVID-19, none was brought to its knees quite like the travel industryAirbnb (NASDAQ:ABNB) was not spared from the carnage, as people canceled their reservations and business largely dried up during the beginning of lockdowns.

But a funny thing has happened since then: The company might actually emerge from the pandemic stronger than when it went in, especially when compared to entrenched players like Marriott (NASDAQ:MAR) or Hilton (NYSE:HLT).

This May 31 video from the YouTube channel of Motley Fool contributors Brian Stoffel and Brian Feroldi details why they believe the future is very bright for Airbnb.

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