How To Invest In The Hot Vacation Rental And Room Sharing Economy

Forbes – April 16, 2017

After a shaky start, the vacation rental and room sharing industry is catching fire, with some analysts expecting it to surpass the hotel industry by 2020. Valuations are already stretched with Expedia buying HomeAway for $3 billion and Airbnb valued at north of $30 billion during its more recent round of funding. Investors have taken notice, chasing the stocks of three publicly traded companies, which have an indirect exposure to the industry. Like Trip Advisor, which owns FlipKey; Priceline.com, which owns Booking.com; and Expedia, which ownsHomeAway.

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