“For some, staying at a hotel will become an unusual experience, and staying in a home will be the norm,” predicted industry analyst Henry Harteveldt. Vacation rentals, he said - typically second homes offered for short-term rent by their owners — are benefiting from the buzz generated by collaborative-economy companies in general, and especially by Airbnb and HomeAway. The number of Americans who stayed in a private home, apartment or condominium for leisure-travel purposes jumped 86% last year, according to PhoCusWright. And HomeAway, a business-to-consumer site that gets some business from travel agents, said its own research revealed that unaided awareness of vacation rentals nearly doubled between 2009 and 2013. Get the full story at Travel Weekly