If the promise of the Internet for the meeting industry is efficiency, then one of its success stories is certainly housing for citywide events. No, the online systems aren't perfect yet. No, a definitive standard hasn't emerged. But with several players taking a lead in the online housing world and new ventures promising further competition, it's a good time to assess where this segment of the housing management industry stands and what it can offer.
First, some history: In the mid-1