Tag: Business models

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 Book review: Pascal Scherrer, Journal of Tourism Futures: “What a great little book! This book is a must-read for any researcher, policy maker and eligible voter.” Description:: This book deconstructs the ‘sharing’ marketing narratives surrounding Airbnb and similar platforms. It provides a conceptual analysis of the ‘sharing economy’ and accommodation Read More …

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 …

The future of networked hospitality businesses

What are the consequences of the success of peer-to-peer travel for our industry? What will be the impact on our cities? And how does this phenomenon change the behaviour of our guests? These questions are addressed in a scenario study by Albert Boswijk (European Centre for the Experience Economy) and Jeroen Oskam (Hotelschool The Hague). Read More …