Tag: Networked hospitality business

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 …

Airbnb: What is Next?

Boswijk, Albert & Oskam, Jeroen (March 8, 2016). Airbnb: What is Next? Hospitality Upgrade, Tech Talk.  http://www.hospitalityupgrade.com/techTalk/Articles/Airbnb-What-is-Next/. Only recently the understanding has emerged that Airbnb – and similar businesses – would be something big. There is now a consensus that, maybe unlike other initiatives coined as the “sharing economy”, the large scale use of residential housing for traveler accommodation Read More …