Hotel occupancy rates still have room to grow: Hotel occupancy rates are strong, currently averaging 65% in the US, but Morgan Stanley says there’s still several years of growth ahead. In the US and Europe, rates are expected to rise to 67.6% for the full year of 2015, 68.6% in 2016, and 69.1% in 2017. Airbnb’s not after corporate travelers: Airbnb often says that it does more than help people find houses to rent. Instead, it emphasizes the notion of sharing homes, aiming to foster a sense of belonging and community - things that aren’t necessarily important to people traveling on a company’s dime. Most travelers book with online travel agencies: One major advantage hotels have over Airbnb is that they’re listed on sites such as Priceline or Expedia. Online travel agencies remain the most popular method for travelers to book accommodations, and it seems highly unlikely that Airbnb listings will ever show up on places like Priceline due to privacy and safety concerns, according to the report. Get the full story at Quarz Read also "Airbnb users want cheap hotel alternatives - but data suggests it's actually more expensive" at Business Insider UK, and "Booking.com predicts alternative accommodation could overtake hotel stays" at Tnooz