How Airbnb and Its Rivals are Winning Over Hotel Snobs

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How Airbnb and Its Rivals are Winning Over Hotel Snobs

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WE’D PROCRASTINATED in booking a room for a spring visit to Charleston, S.C., and were priced out of the good hotels. So I told my sister we’d Airbnb. Once a sharing-economy platform becomes a widely recognized verb, it has left the realm of trend and become a cultural game-changer. After doubling its number of listings year after year, now offering 4 million private homes available for rent—from the coast of South Carolina to the South China Sea—Airbnb is currently valued at $31 billion.

And yet, as I set about…

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