So says Hotwire president Henrik Kjellberg, who was brought in by Expedia from then-sister company eLong three years ago to turn around a struggling Hotwire. When hotels aren’t selling out even during a major city event because companies such as Airbnb or VRBO are attracting guests, that means hotels will give Hotwire more availabilities to fill rooms at the discounted prices that consumers will be ready to book. “Alternative accommodation for us is certainly something that makes the Hotwire proposition” more valuable, Kjellberg says. In addition to its “opaque” product, Hotwire offers published rates for hotels and cars. Kjellberg says Hotwire may consider integrating alternative accommodations into its published-rate lodging offerings but definitely wouldn’t display vacation rentals or apartments within the opaque product. Get the full story at Skift