Airbnb: An opportunity or an unwelcome competitor in Harrogate?

Keven O'Brien rents out rooms in his house in Bilton. Picture: Adrian Murray

Founded in 2008, Airbnb is an online platform for people to rent out their homes all over the world, to prospective travellers.

The San Francisco-based company includes hundreds of listings in the Harrogate District. But is this billion-dollar business an opportunity, or an unwelcome competitor?

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