1. Major hotel booking sites are adding alternative lodgings to keep up with companies like Airbnb. Alt-lodgings like private homes, hostels, and bed & breakfasts are being added to more traditional hotel options. 2. Got the travel bug but short on cash? Two new companies, Affirm and Uplift, have introduced payment installment plans. 3. Online booking sites are expanding into tours and excursions. Many of the big players (Airbnb, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Booking.com) are investing in a more one-stop-shop approach to booking.