The emergence of peer-to-peer accommodations : the case of the airbnb

Boros, Lajos and Dudás, Gábor and Nagy, Gyula: The emergence of peer-to-peer accommodations : the case of the airbnb. In: Belvedere Meridionale, (31) 4. pp. 178-190. (2019)

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Due to the development of information and communication technologies (ICTs), the so-called sharing economy spread rapidly to new sectors. The principle of sharing economy is that users can share their idle resources with each other. One of the most well-known manifestation of sharing economy is Airbnb, which is an online platform for short-term rentals. Nowadays, Airbnb offers more accommodation than some of the largest “traditional” hotel chains, and its estimated market value is 38 billion dollars. Airbnb gained a significant share within tourism accommodation services and has influence on urban property and rental markets, thus its diffusion led to conflicts between various actors. Our aim to present the characteristics of Airbnb; how does it work and what kinds of dilemmas and conflicts emerge in relation to the proliferation of short-term rentals? Furthermore, we aim to understand, to what extent could Airbnb interpreted as a part of sharing economy; is it genuinely sharing of idle resources, or is it a new form of capitalist enterprise? In addition, we also briefly present the spatiality of Airbnb in Hungary.

Item Type: Article
Heading title: Studies
Journal or Publication Title: Belvedere Meridionale
Date: 2019
Volume: 31
Number: 4
ISSN: 2064-5929
Page Range: pp. 178-190
Uncontrolled Keywords: Turizmus és idegenforgalom, Szálláshelyek - Magyarország
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 187-190. ; ill. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2020. Apr. 15. 10:28
Last Modified: 2020. Apr. 15. 10:28

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