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Popular but Controversial - Holidaying in Strangers' Homes

European cities such as Paris, Barcelona and Berlin are tourist hotspots, and many visitors would rather stay in private homes than hotels - it's cheaper, more personal and often more comfortable. That's where Internet portals such as Airbnb, 9flats and Housetrip come in. But as their popularity grows, so too does resistance to these private providers of short-term lodging.

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