At first glance, hotels advertising on Airbnb might seem an unlikely relationship. After all, the company is frequently claimed to represent a growing threat to the hotel industry, winning the loyalty of travelers and stealing market share. But a strong contingent of hotels see the partnership as a potentially fruitful one. There are still stringent rules about the kind of properties allowed to appear on Airbnb. For instance, a hotel has to have 25 or fewer rooms. Style guidelines also state a preference for a number of boxes to be ticked - hotels with “unique design characteristics” and “local influences” are actively sought and welcomed. Yet despite certain firm requirements, it’s clear that plenty of boutique hotels are making their way onto the platform. In fact, Airbnb now has dedicated pages that only feature hotel listings—a signal of its growing ambitions in this new booking space. Get the full story at Travel Tripper