Airbnb has a roughly 15 percent share of the global home-sharing market, compared with 12 percent for Expedia and 9 percent for Priceline, according to research by the Susquehanna International Group. But both travel sites are boosting their home rental efforts because they want customers to have as many lodging options as possible — and increase their presence in a sector projected to grow 8 percent in 2017 to $34 billion, the Wall Street Journal reports. “Vacation rentals are at the very early stages of being wired up on a global basis,” Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told the Journal. “To the extent that you as an e-commerce player can wire up these fragmented marketplaces, you can add significant value to both the supplier and also to consumers.” Get the full story at Business Journal Read also "Airbnb competition heats up"