Skift Take clearly operates in Airbnb's shadow in short-term rentals. Although long-term stays are currently a hot commodity, is tardy in enabling such capabilities. That's a fitting symbol for the current state of play.

Series: Dennis' Online Travel Briefing

Dennis' Online Travel Briefing

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Every Wednesday, Executive Editor and online travel rockstar Dennis Schaal will bring readers exclusive reporting and insight into the business of online travel and digital booking, and how this sector has an impact across the travel industry.

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Online Travel This Week Imagine you are Glenn Fogel, the CEO of both Booking Holdings and, and on December 9 your company was the clear market leader in online travel with an $86 billion market cap. The next day Airbnb burst onto Nasdaq and its stock at one point tha