Tag: Airbnb

The Future of Airbnb and the ‘Sharing Economy’. The Collaborative Consumption of our Cities

Bristol: Channelview, 2019. Order here: http://www.channelviewpublications.com/display.asp?k=9781845416720 This book deconstructs the ‘sharing’ marketing narratives surrounding Airbnb and similar platforms. It provides a conceptual analysis of the ‘sharing economy’ and accommodation sector and furthers the ongoing discussion surrounding Airbnb and the social sustainability of city tourism. The volume analyses the touristification of neighbourhoods in the context of broader Read More …

What’s mine is yours—but at what price? Dynamic pricing behavior as an indicator of Airbnb host professionalization

Jeroen Oskam, Jean-Pierre van der Rest, Benjamin Telkamp (2018), Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management 17(5): 311-323. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s41272-018-00157-3 This paper seeks to clarify the nature of the urban vacation rental business, in particular in relation to the so-called ‘‘Sharing Economy,’’ by analyzing the dynamic pricing behavior of Airbnb hosts in  Amsterdam. It explores Airbnb’s host ‘‘professionalization,’’ building on the strategic Read More …

Airbnb aan de kust

Jorrit Bijl, Carmen Willemsen, Jeroen Oskam, Leonore Verhaak (2017). Airbnb aan de kust. Vlissingen/Den Haag: Kenniscentrum Kusttoerisme/Hotelschool The Hague. http://www.kenniscentrumtoerisme.nl/l/library/download/20100

Airbnb: the future of networked hospitality businesses

Oskam, J. and Boswijk, A. (2016). Airbnb: the future of networked hospitality businesses. Journal of Tourism Futures, Vol. 2(1), pp. 22 – 42. Purpose Although networked hospitality businesses as Airbnb are a recent phenomenon, a rapid growth has made them a serious competitor for the hospitality industry with important consequences for tourism and for tourist destinations. Read More …