Old Jan 12, 16, 12:48 am
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777 global mile hound
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I know for fact when we do conferences in overpriced cities a number of our colleagues opt to give up all Hilton Honor points and other hotel programs and stay at Airbnb properties
They seem to not only save money but love the vast extra space and the ability to get more guests in a house/accommodation

At Comic-con here in San Diego Airbnb set a record with selling accommodations in the city preventing some of the outrageous pricing that hotels here in our area have sold scalped historically during peak event time
This pattern has been reported in media nationwide and is clearly having an impact on pricing
Some folks are ditching their loyalty programs for better accommodations and higher value
Which leads to the question when its just a matter of time when you can earn miles and points when staying at Airbnb properties if you cant already
After all what reasonable person wants to spend 80kor more for a free redemption room and you are sometimes on top of that overpaying for the room in the first place
Fact is they go to the conference at the hotel and stay at Airbnb nearby

Meanwhile Fast forward ten years later Blackstone buys Airbnb

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