Spain is the world's third most popular destination for tourists and the 2.4 million hotels beds booked in 2014 represented an important source of revenue for the country's still recovering economy. But last year marked the first time the number of online bookings on vacation rental sites like Airbnb, which allows users to advertise their homes and apartments for short-term stays, was higher than the number of hotel reservations. According to a study released Friday by Exceltur, an umbrella organization for Spain's leading tourism groups, last year Airbnb and the like listed a total of 2.7 million beds. Get the full story at Deutsche Welle