Giving Airbnb a Run for Its Money

Giving Airbnb a Run for Its Money

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When travelers think about vacation rentals, they almost always think of Airbnb. The easy-to-use site, founded in 2008 and now with more than a million listings worldwide, is the first stop for many tourists — which means properties are snapped up fast, especially during major events such as concerts, games and conferences. Yet a handful of new contenders is striving to disrupt the vacation rental market by targeting specific kinds of travelers, be it families with children or jet-setters seeking luxury villas and airport transfers by helicopter. Below, a guide to some of the upstarts and, at the end of this column, a reminder of some veteran sites that all too often end up in the shadow of Airbnb.

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