Over the last years, thanks to improvements in digital technologies, sharing economy has risen to prominence reshaping several industries. Among these, hospitality is facing a deeper structural change as the newly born Airbnb has matched in few years the capacity of traditional players. Moreover, the entry of Airbnb in the hospitality market has pointed out several issues as, beyond hospitality, the short-term rental platform is a remarkable impact on the housing market and the shape of cities. Relying on a European-scale dataset, which contains granular information on the distribution of Airbnb yearly updated, the Housing Platform project is tackling some of the main consequences generated by Airbnb’s entry, thus proposing an integrated view of the entire phenomenon from various perspectives.
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Buzzacchi L., Destefanis A., Milone F. L., Paolucci E., Raguseo E., The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on sharing economy accommodation market: empirical evidence of changing preferences in main European cities, (under review – International Journal of Hospitality management)
Destefanis A., Neirotti P., Paolucci E., Raguseo E., The impact of Airbnb on the hotels’ economic performance: an empirical investigation of the moderating effects, (published- Current Issues in Tourism, analysis based on AirDNA dataset)