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Current state and development of Airbnb accommodation offer in 167 countries
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography. Department of Spatial Planning and Tourism, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Spatial Management, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland.
2019 (English)In: Current Issues in Tourism, ISSN 1368-3500, E-ISSN 1747-7603Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
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The paper examines the size, structure, distribution, dynamics, and use of Airbnb accommodation offer in 167 countries. Web-scrapping Airbnb website in fall 2018 and 2019 resulted in a datasets on 5.7 million listings, including 3.6 million active listings which have been rented out (reviewed) during the last year. Listings are divided into four groups based on types of properties and numbers of offers hosted by one platform user. The results show that the platform is most commonly used to rent out entire apartments by multi-hosts. The numbers of Airbnb listings in countries depend on the level of economic development and size of inbound tourism. One third of Airbnb supply is located in big cities, another one third near seacoasts. Airbnb offer grows most quickly in its relatively new markets, while in primary urban destinations of some European countries it is stable or decreases. The offer of professional hosts is growing more quickly than of peer-to-peer hosts. Differences in the frequency of use and prices of listings exaggerate the geographical unevenness in benefits and impacts of Airbnb activity. Airbnb supply is not a uniform segment of tourist accommodation and its effects on destinations should be considered in relation to territorial context.

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Routledge, 2019.
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Airbnb, peer-to-peer accommodation, sharing economy, platform economy, short-term rentals, professional hosts
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-167097DOI: 10.1080/13683500.2019.1696758ISI: 000503302900001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-167097DiVA, id: diva2:1384123
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