Airbnb as an example of the collaborative tourism
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Director/aVázquez Méndez, María del Mar
CenterFacultad de Ciencias de la Empresa
UniversityUniversidad Politécnica de Cartagena
Knowledge AreaFundamentos del Análisis Económico
[ENG] In the last decade, a new sharing concept has seen its birth, which is known today as sharing economy. Its innovation is that creates a market formed by strangers who exchange goods and services, giving in this way new opportunities to generate transactions between peers. One of the most significant examples of the sharing economy is Airbnb, a peer-to-peer accommodation platform which was founded in 2008 and it has had since then an exponential growth. Airbnb has become so successful that it has caused a rivalry with the hotel industry and has had impacts on the rental market. This paper analyzes in what ways the company has affected the hospitality industry through the research that has been conducted and how hotel executives are responding to the challenge. Finally, it evaluates the effect that Airbnb is having on the rental market presenting the case of Barcelona. [ESP] En la última década hemos visto nacer un nuevo concepto sobre el hecho de compartir, lo que ...
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