Don’t Expect Marriott’s Homesharing Business to Compete With Airbnb Just Yet

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Pictured here is a Marriott rental property in Destin, Fla. Marriott launched Homes & Villas by Marriott International after a one year pilot in April. Marriott International

Skift Take: Marriott took a big leap in launching its own short-term rental business to take on Airbnb. But it’s definitely still too early to expect the world’s largest hotel chain to challenge on that front.

— Danni Santana

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What This Tanzanian Preserve Can Teach Africa About True Conservation

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Grumeti in Western Serengeti is making great strides with real conservation efforts. HBarrison / Visual Hunt

Skift Take: Conservation is too soft a word to describe the measures being taken to address the crisis facing land and wildlife in Africa. But Singita Grumeti is an example of best-in-class anti-poaching. This, coupled with large-scale systemic change, education, and community empowerment, is the one-two punch that can counter the imminent dangers facing wildlife and ecology in Africa.

— Colin Nagy

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