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Hoteliers learn from Airbnb, HomeAway February 12 2014

02/14/2014| 10:59:27 AM| 中文

Some hoteliers are using sites such as Airbnb and HomeAway as another way to list rooms and learn about a new breed of traveler who seeks a unique experience.

GLOBAL REPORT—While some might fear alternative accommodation websites such as Airbnb or HomeAway could take demand from hotels, other hoteliers are using the sites as a creative way to book rooms and discover a new breed of traveler. 
Kyle Lawrence, sales and marketing manager for Americas Best Value Inn, uses Airbnb as an alternative channel to sell rooms at his Seattle-area hotel, the 80-room Americas Best Value Inn and Suites Tukwila/SeaTac Airport in Washington. He looks at the site as just a different way to reach potential guests.

“I thought … we can treat (Airbnb) kind of like an (online travel agency). … And it’s just another way to differentiate yourself and get out there,” he said. 

Read full story at: http://www.hotelnewsnow.com/Article/13105

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