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Marriott built an ‘Airbnb’ before coronavirus crashed travel. Did it help?

Marriott Hotels launched its Homes & Villas alternative lodging service a few years ago. It has grown to 10,000 listings and has become popular with Marriott Bonvoy rewards members, but remains only a minor bright spot in the Covid-19 crash.

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Marriott International began its push back against the success of Airbnb in Spring 2019 with Marriott Homes & Villas, a luxury property lodging service that offered customers a private residence alternative to hotel rooms. Bookings are up, by a lot, during Covid-19, as more travelers flock to individual properties. That’s made the Airbnb rival a rare bright spot in business results for the hotel giant, which like its peers, has seen a massive falloff in traditional room bookings as business travel, travel to urban centers, and international vacation travel dwindled during the pandemic. 

From May to August, Marriott saw record performances in top booking days, up to 2x

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Student accused of cyberattack that crashed Miami schools’ servers

  • A high school student has been arrested and charged with a cyberattack that took down the servers of Miami-Dade County public schools this week, the school district said in a statement.
  • The attack crashed the district’s online learning platform and blocked students from logging on during their first week of online classes.
  • A 16-year-old student admitted to carrying out a distributed denial-of-service attack, and the FBI is now investigating the incident, the district said.
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A 16-year-old student has been arrested and charged with orchestrating a cyberattack that crashed the Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ online learning platform during the first week of classes, the school district said Thursday.

The district began its first day of online classes on Monday, with all students signing on remotely. But almost immediately, classes were disrupted when students encountered glitches that made it difficult to log on to the

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