The Airbnb phenomenon: the resident’s perspective

Authors: Richards, S., Brown, L. and Dilettuso, A.

Journal: International Journal of Tourism Cities

Volume: 6

Issue: 1

Pages: 8-26

eISSN: 2056-5615

ISSN: 2056-5607

DOI: 10.1108/IJTC-06-2019-0084

Abstract:

Purpose: Media and academic attention on Airbnb focuses on user experiences, implications for traditional accommodation establishments and negative sociocultural impacts. The purpose of this paper is to explore the views of Barcelona residents who have been impacted by the proliferation of Airbnb rentals. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative approach was adopted, involving semi-structured interviews with residents of Barcelona. Findings: It highlights the problem of unregistered Airbnb rentals throughout the city, carrying implications for the gentrification of neighbourhoods, the displacement of local residents and anti-social guest behaviour. This study points to a consequent rise in anti-tourist feeling. It also reveals that the authentic experience promised by the sharing economy is illusory. Originality/value: This paper presents a model that highlights a clash between the vaunted benefits of the sharing economy for hosts and tourists and the negative implications for a city’s residents.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/32760/

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The Airbnb phenomenon: the resident's perspective

Authors: Richards, S., Brown, L. and Dilettuso, A.

Journal: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TOURISM CITIES

Volume: 6

Issue: 1

Pages: 8-26

eISSN: 2056-5615

ISSN: 2056-5607

DOI: 10.1108/IJTC-06-2019-0084

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/32760/

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The Airbnb phenomenon: the resident’s perspective

Authors: Brown, L., Richards, S. and Dilettuso, A.

Journal: International Journal of Tourism Cities

Publisher: Emerald

ISSN: 2056-5607

DOI: 10.1108/IJTC-06-2019-0084

Abstract:

Purpose Media and academic attention on Airbnb focuses on user experiences, implications for traditional accommodation establishments and negative sociocultural impacts. This study explores the views of Barcelona residents who have been impacted by the proliferation of Airbnb rentals.

Design/methodology/approach A qualitative approach was adopted, involving semi-structured interviews with residents of Barcelona.

Findings It highlights the problem of unregistered Airbnb rentals throughout the city, carrying implications for the gentrification of neighbourhoods, the displacement of local residents, and anti-social guest behaviour. This study points to a consequent rise in anti-tourist feeling. It also reveals that the authentic experience promised by the sharing economy is illusory.

Originality/value The paper presents a model that highlights a clash between the vaunted benefits of the sharing economy for hosts and tourists and the negative implications for a city’s residents.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/32760/

Source: Manual

The Airbnb phenomenon: the resident’s perspective.

Authors: Richards, S., Brown, L. and Dilettuso, A.

Journal: International Journal of Tourism Cities

Volume: 6

Issue: 1

Pages: 8-26

ISSN: 2056-5607

Abstract:

Purpose Media and academic attention on Airbnb focuses on user experiences, implications for traditional accommodation establishments and negative sociocultural impacts. This study explores the views of Barcelona residents who have been impacted by the proliferation of Airbnb rentals. Design/methodology/approach A qualitative approach was adopted, involving semi-structured interviews with residents of Barcelona. Findings It highlights the problem of unregistered Airbnb rentals throughout the city, carrying implications for the gentrification of neighbourhoods, the displacement of local residents, and anti-social guest behaviour. This study points to a consequent rise in anti-tourist feeling. It also reveals that the authentic experience promised by the sharing economy is illusory. Originality/value The paper presents a model that highlights a clash between the vaunted benefits of the sharing economy for hosts and tourists and the negative implications for a city’s residents.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/32760/

Source: BURO EPrints