Growth of listings in New York, Paris, Rome, London, Barcelona, Amsterdam and other cities, for example, slowed in 2017, the Information reported. The number of nights that homes in these cities were listed as available increased at a faster pace than the volume of listings, which hints that hospitality professionals were behind more of these listings. Overall listings grew to 4 million in the second quarter of this year, a 14 percent increase. But major cities like New York City and Paris make up a large portion of the company’s listings — so a decline in listing growth could dramatically impact these numbers. At the same time, Airbnb is venturing deeper into the luxury travel market. Last month Bloomberg reported that the company was bidding on Wyndham Worldwide Corporation’s European vacation-rental business. And at an event Airbnb hosted two weeks ago, CEO Brian Chesky noted that the company has 17,000 boutique hotel rooms on its website. Get the full story at The Real Deal