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 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 …

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 …