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Airbnb might not be hurting the hotel industry after all

Ever since Airbnb came on the scene, the hotel industry has been worried the home-sharing company could hurt the hospitality and real estate industries. It turns out that at least some of those concerns might be unfounded. Data research firm STR took a look at Airbnb data alongside hotel data in 13 US and international markets. STR compared Airbnb to the biggest hotel chains in the world, like Marriott and Starwood (which are planning to merge), Hilton, Intercontinental Hotels Group, and more.
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