Sharing Economy

The tourism sharing economy and its wider implications.  This page contains a number of articles and links to materials which discuss some of the direct and indirect impacts and implication of the rapidly emerging home sharing/sharing economy within tourism.  Its content may be particularly useful to those destinations now wresting with the issues locally.  We have submitted evidence to Tourism and Leisure APPG inquiry which closed for written evidence on 25 November 2016.  After a delay caused by the unexpected General Election in 2017 the inquiry reconvened to take oral evidence in February 2018. An interim report was published in March 2018:  2018 APPG for Tourism- sharing economy interim report and final report is expected in the early summer of 2018.

Recent and relevant older articles:

14 July 2018 – AirBnB lets may be unsafe, MPs warn

15 June 2018 – Tourism pollution’: Japanese crackdown costs Airbnb $10m

21 May 2018 – Airbnb sail into a storm in New York

18 May 2018 – Airbnb to report homeowners’ income to Danish tax authorities

9 May 2018 – Adios Airbnb: Valencia bans rentals

27 Apr 2018 – What does the ban on Airbnb-style rentals in Palma mean for the Balearics?

15 Apr 2018 – Growth in short-term-let market raises fire concerns

19 Mar 2018 – 2018 APPG for Tourism- sharing economy interim report

19 Jan 2018 – Airbnb cuts half of San Francisco listings as new laws kick in

9 Nov 2017    The world’s most prolific Airbnb owner has 881 properties in London and earns £11.9m a year

5 Sep 2017 –  Can buy-to-let investors get more by Airbnbing their properties?

13 Aug 2017 – Half of landlords in one London borough fail to declare rental income (an HMO issue but indicative of taxation issues?)

9 August-2017- Spain’s Balearic Islands to fine illegal tourist rentals

27 Apr-2017 – Stop moaning about Airbnb, tourism chief tells hotels

5-Jan-2017 – Airbnb threat to hotels double what was forecast last year

25 Nov 2016 – British Destination APPG inquiry sharing economy narrative comment

14 Nov 2016 – Morgan Stanley: Airbnb’s Threat to Hotels Is Only Getting Sharper

3 Nov 2016 – Sadiq Khan warns crackdown on Airbnb rentals in London

27 October 2016 – Major home-sharing platform finally acknowledges the registration of

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7 June 2016 – The Airbnb pitfalls that could end up costing you thousands

25 Feb 2016 – Four ways hotels can better compete against Airbnb

13 Jan 2016 – BHA boss slams ‘dangerous’ Airbnb

7 Mar 2016 – The Impact of AirBnb on Hotel and Hospitality Industry

11 Nov 2015 – Premier Inn boss slams ‘unregulated’ Airbnb

05 Jan 2015 – Hotel industry predictions for 2015

20-Oct-2014 – Government urged to protect short-term accommodation customers

15-Sep-2014 – PwC predicts further hotel growth in 2015

15-May-2014 – Concerns grow over Airbnb ‘threat’

17-Jan-2014 – Airbnb does not pose major threat to hotels, say experts

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