An influx of corporate travelers could reduce the pressure that hotel chains feel to list weekday rooms on online-travel sites, added the MKM analysts led by Rob Sanderson. Sanderson is concerned about Expedia’s positioning going in to 2018, given that the company’s room-night growth has disappointed, even with hotel occupancy rates at record levels. “We think this is related mostly to supply tightness, which is crowding out online-travel agency customers and may be driving them into alternative accommodations more and more,” Sanderson wrote. Airbnb is one such alternative, but Expedia could benefit if consumers choose to book on HomeAway, its own vacation-rental site. Get the full story at MarketWatch