1. Trips and Places At its host meeting, the sharing economy site launched two new online products—Trips and Places—aimed at helping guests maximize their travel experiences, or as the company slogan says, “live there.” Trips is a tours and activities planning function, while Places provides curated recommendations for restaurants, bars, events and meet-up locations near Airbnb host locations. The company also hinted at a future foray into booking of airlines, car rentals, restaurant reservations and more. The new services cut into what has been a traditional role of hotel concierges: assisting guests in navigating the city or town they find themselves residing in for a day or two. And while Baby Boomer guests might still want real-live concierges to help them, millennials and the young-at-heart are happy to have the kind of digital assistance Airbnb promises. Get the full story at Duetto