Job vacancy, new research and more on the GIG economy and sharing accommodation sector.

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1. Job vacancy. Swale BC are seeking to employ a new destination and place officer based in Sittingbourne Kent, c £39k to £43k, closing 8 Aug 22. More under the Job vacancies + menu tab of Britishdestinations.net or go direct to the page at: https://britishdestinations.net/jobs-vacancies/destination-and-place-officer-swale-bc-sittingbourne-c-39k-c-43k-closing-8-aug-22/ . If it isn’t of interest to you personally, please consider circulating within your own local and professional networks.

2. Consumer research. ALVA have recently published consumer research on the prospect for larger visitor attraction during the impending main summer school holiday period. There is some fairly obvious read across to other types and sizes of attraction and for day trips and similar activities in general. The report can be found under both the “Research and statistics – by year” and the adjacent “+” Britishdestinations.net menu tab or go direct to the library at: https://britishdestinations.net/research-and-statistics/

3. Gig economy lobbying. Recent leaked files on historic international government lobbying and illegal practices within Uber is a bit of an eye opener to the lengths that at least one major industry disruptor has been prepared to go to, in order to grow its business model and avoid regulatory and other more traditional control. If you have missed the detail, it is worth scanning the article and keeping its content in mind when considering the balance between new and old, regulated and non-regulated business models. Links to articles on the Gig economy can be found under the dropdown from the “Sharing economy and OTA” menu tab in Britishdestinations.net or go direct to the page at: https://britishdestinations.net/tourism-the-sharing-economy-and-its-wider-implications/gig-economy/ .

4. Sharing economy updates. I regularly update the Sharing economy & OTA page on Britishdestinations.net with links to the latest UK and international article on the likes of Airbnb but don’t necessarily inform you every time I do. If you are looking for background information on the sharing accommodation sector, for example in advance of responding to the DCMS call for evidence on the development of an accommodation registration in England (detail here), then you can access the page via the “Sharing economy and OTA” tab or go direct to the page at: https://britishdestinations.net/tourism-the-sharing-economy-and-its-wider-implications/

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