100 Years of Advancing Destinations

Traditional suppliers and upstarts enter frenemy territory

Thursday, October 22, 2015

In 1974's "The Godfather: Part II," Michael Corleone famously advised: "Keep your friends close but your enemies closer." As peer-to-peer accommodations and transportation providers -- e.g. Airbnb and Uber -- steadily edge their way into the mainstream of a travel industry long dominated by hotels and taxicabs, many of those more traditional businesses appear to be taking that advice to heart.