Vacation rental apps battle for supremacy with city guides, property management enhancements

New visitor guides and software enhancements from HomeAway and Airbnb add fuel to the home-sharing fire

Airbnb and HomeAway are in a tight race to the top of the vacation rental industry, and they seem to be neck and neck. Both rental sites made recent announcements of shifts in their offerings, cutting slightly into the others’ territory and showing that tense competition in home sharing is as evident as ever.