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External Article 3 April 2014

Female hoteliers weigh in on rise of Airbnb

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Lodging Magazine

It's becoming more and more likely that the Airbnb concept will become a mainstay in the lodging space, and hoteliers will need to adapt to this new competition by reviewing how they can best satisfy travelers' needs, according to hotel executives who attended this week's Cornell/AH&LA Women in Senior Leadership event in Washington. "I think we can push back as an industry as much as we can, but at the same time find ways to embrace it and incorporate it into our business model. I don't think it's going away," RLJ Lodging Trust Senior Vice President Kate Henriksen said.

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