Recent trends in the peer-to-peer market for tourist accommodation

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  • Beatriz Benítez-Aurioles Faculty of Economics and Business Studies. university of Malaga

Keywords:

Airbnb, market, peer to peer, hosts, booking policy

Abstract

The aim of this article is to identify recent trends that are configuring the peer-to-peer market for tourist accommodation. Data comes from scrapings of active listings in the Airbnb platform in early 2016 and 2019, in 10 cities of the world. On that basis, it is observed, among other things, the growth of the market, the predominance of entire homes, the professionalization of hosts, and a booking policy in which flexible cancellation loses weight and instant booking gains protagonism. Some useful considerations for policy actions are noted.

Author Biography

Beatriz Benítez-Aurioles, Faculty of Economics and Business Studies. university of Malaga

Beatriz Benítez-Aurioles. B.A. Economics, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain. M.Sc. Economics and Finance, CEMFI, Madrid, Spain. Expanded studies at London School of Economics (LSE) and University College of London (UCL). PhD candidate, PhD Program in Economics and Business, University of Malaga, Spain. Assistant Professor in Applied Economics (Public Finance, Economic Policy and Political Economy), University of Malaga. One of her research areas consists of the analysis of peer-to-peer market for tourist accommodation.

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Published

2021-04-19

How to Cite

Benítez-Aurioles, B. (2021) “Recent trends in the peer-to-peer market for tourist accommodation”, e-Review of Tourism Research, 18(4), pp. 478–494. Available at: https://ertr-ojs-tamu.tdl.org/ertr/index.php/ertr/article/view/427 (Accessed: 20October2021).

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