Tag: Networked hospitality business

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 …

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 …