"Long-term it's a big threat to Expedia, Kayak, Booking,com, TripAdvisor," said Robert Birge, who has worked at Kayak and Orbitz and now is chief marketing officer of Lola, a Boston-based on-demand travel service. If the hotel industry is any indicator, Airbnb could become a major source of disruption for travel booking sites. The New York City lodging industry lost about $2 billion to Airbnb from September 2014 through August 2015 -- $451 million directly and the rest in ancillary losses on food and beverage sales, construction jobs and other areas, according to a report by hospitality consulting firm HVS. Get the full story at CIO Today and TechCrunch Read also "Airbnb expands beyond accommodation with the launch of Trips"