GBTA will consider "all forms of accommodations" for a forthcoming update to its hotel request for proposals template. Aiming to complete the update in time for 2019 rate negotiations, GBTA will establish a volunteer task force to determine which new elements to incorporate, according to an association official.

Bringing home-sharing into the annual hotel RFP process would be fascinating. Airbnb is an active business travel provider, but how would it bid on corporate business as much as a year in advance? That's hard enough for hotel chains, which already are pushing the corporate market toward models that put . . .

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