1. Auflage 2021,
141 Seiten, Gebunden, Book, Format (B × H): 160 mm x 241 mm, Gewicht: 412 g
Verlag: SPRINGER NATURE
Pforr / Volgger / Cavalcanti Marques Understanding and Managing the Impact of Airbnb: The Case of Western Australia from 2015 to the Covid-19 Pandemic in 2020This book explores the rapid growth of the sharing economy, specifically of Airbnb, in recent years and how it has challenged traditional economies in many countries around the globe. With almost 5 million listings in more than 190 countries, many consider Airbnb as one of the most disruptive developments in tourism over the past decade.
While this is a book about Western Australia as a case in point, the issues addressed in this book speak to the broader development of the sharing economy and its effects experienced nationally and indeed internationally. Thus, through the adoption of a case-specific analysis of the growth and impact of Airbnb, the book significantly contributes to closing existing knowledge gaps on the Airbnb phenomenon by exploring not only stakeholder perceptions of the sharing economy and Airbnb, the extent of Airbnb supply and demand, and how this differs from conventional accommodation demand, but also what policy responses have been employed in other tourism destinations worldwide. Western Australia in this regard serves as an exemplar case to shed light on the Airbnb phenomenon.
This book presents a comprehensive global study that has investigated the Airbnb phenomenon from a supply, demand, stakeholder, and government response perspective and thus offers new empirical insights, which are of interest to government agencies and the tourism sector and are a valuable source of data to inform current policy debate.
Weitere Infos & Material
Chapter Title and Abstract
Part One: Understanding ChangeThe Sharing Economy & Tourism: An Introduction to the P2P Accommodation SectorThis chapter presents the rationale for compiling this book and will conclude with an overview of the scope and structure of the book.When, Why & How: The Growth of Airbnb Around the World Chapter 2 provides insights into the broader context of current discourses on the Airbnb manifestation globally.
Part Two: Western Australia - A Case in Point
Western Australia - Background & ContextChapter 3 provides information on the broader Western Australian context, a snapshot of the state's visitor economy as well as an overview of the debates surrounding the sharing economy and a brief history of the Airbnb phenomenon in Western Australia. Concerns & Hopes of Stakeholders Chapter 4 presents the findings of stakeholder interviews, capturing main concerns and perceived benefits of Airbnb in Western Australia. A diverse range of and sometimes controversial opinions were voiced reflecting different expectations, perceived benefits and concerns by the interviewed stakeholders from industry and government.Airbnb Demand in Western AustraliaThe purpose of Chapter 5 is to explore the characteristics of Airbnb users in Western Australia (WA) compared to Airbnb non-users among visitors to Western Australia, and to understand whether and how they differ from each other. Airbnb Supply in Western Australia Chapter 6 explores the supply characteristics of Airbnb delivered offerings in Western Australia. To better understand the extent and impact of Airbnb, a number of indicators were extracted from online data, such as the number, types and distribution of Airbnb properties as well as occupancy rate, price per night and the estimated income for hosts.
Part Three: Managing Change
Managing/Governance of change: Theoretical approaches and practical challengesRegulatory Approaches - International Case ExamplesAround the world, governments are responding to the Airbnb phenomenon in a variety of ways. Some are deliberately refraining from proactive agency completely, or at least until a regulatory and governance framework has been established or public consultation has concluded. Others have banned short-term leasing of residential accommodation, or restricted the number of days allowed, with and without registration requirements.Chapter 7 captures destination governance and tourism policy responses in nine international destinations (London, New York, San Francisco, Barcelona, Rome, Berlin, Hong Kong, Amsterdam and Singapore) with the aim to not only contribute to a better understanding of different response strategies but also to explore instruments that have been applied to deal with the phenomenon of private short term rentals like Airbnb.A Policy Framework to Deal with AirbnbBased on the analysis presented in Chapter 7, Chapter 8 introduces a policy toolbox model that offers an overview of different instruments that are available for governments to deal with a private short-term rental phenomenon like Airbnb. This policy matrix can assist governments in better understanding the different response strategies and might also guide decision makers in finding an appropriate approach to dealing with the Airbnb phenomenon in their respective jurisdiction. Disruptive Innovation - Looking ForwardIn the final chapter we will synthesise theoretical and practical contributions and conclusions drawn from Western Australia and experiences around the world.