Flatora is Russiaâ€™s answer to Airbnb â€“itâ€™s an online service for short-term accommodation rental in the region with its founders dubbing it the booking.com of the apartments rental market
It was like a breath of fresh air and a punch in the face all at the same time, if thatâ€™s possible.
Love it or hate it, Airbnb knows how to play on its position as the Silicon Valley love child everyone secretly wishes they had helped bring into the world.
Airbnb is starting to sweep up some of its competition around the world with confirmation that it has this week bought rival brand Crashpadder in the UK.
Airbnb and the fast-growing number of rental marketplaces seem like the belles of the ball among travel-related web sites this year.
TLabs Showcase on travel startups featuring UK-based Flat-Club, an online marketplace for short term lettings between friends and members of organisations and clubs.