Founded in 2008 in San Francisco, Airbnb started with air mattresses for a conference.

It's now the largest travel platform globally, with millions of listings and fees for bookings.

Airbnb disrupts traditional hotels, providing personalized, cheaper options.

Rapid growth has sparked regulatory concerns about housing availability and taxation.

Research links Airbnb's increase to 0.018% rise in rents and 0.026% increase in home prices.