If that idea and their new partnership with SiteMinder grows Airbnb’s hotel business, there’s a chance that the tech unicorn sets a new, low benchmark for distribution costs, answering many hoteliers' prayers. You can even imagine that some hotels could use the Airbnb tech, collecting bookings via the site rather than a booking engine. This might streamline processes and costs for hotels, again a bonus for anyone looking to stick to tight budgets, though there’s the obvious drawback of losing ownership of the guest relationship. Get the full story at Triptease