Expedia Group has again defended its (renamed HomeAway) homeshare product Vrbo, saying it will eventually become profitable.

In Q2 2019, Vrbo’s adjusted earnings switched from Q1’s $40 million loss to an 8% y-on-y increase to $84 million.

Expedia is considering cross-selling on its platform, offering accommodation bookers the chance to consider vehicles and other add-ons. Meanwhle, Booking Holdings has taken RentalCars.com into Booking.com, and Kayak is now managing fully the dining platform Opentable.

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