E-commerce giant Rakuten Inc. is teaming up with global online travel agent Booking.com as it prepares to take on Airbnb Inc. in the increasingly competitive market for private short-term minpaku lodging services. Rakuten Lifull Stay Inc., a Rakuten group company that provides vacation rental services, said Monday it reached an agreement that will see it list properties on its tentatively titled Vacation Stay service, available on Booking.com.
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