Booking.com Promotes More Rivals For Hotels Adding 5,100 Homestay Listings

Booking.com, the OTA giant, has debuted 5,000 homestay listings — separate from its other vacation rental offerings.

Source: www.tnooz.com

If Booking.com is committed to the “homestay” category, it is entering the turf of Airbnb, the current market leader in short-term rental customers.

“Homestays” is now a category that Booking.com users can filter on. It’s distinct from “Apartments,” “Holiday homes,” “Villas,” “Guest houses”, “Bed and breakfasts,” “Hotels (with kitchen),” and “Hostels.”

Significantly, Booking.com is not requiring a credit card in advance to secure a homestay in many of the listings Tnooz saw. That makes it different from many Airbnb listings.

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