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Types of network members


Hardy, A and Dolnicar, S, Types of network members, Peer-to-Peer Accommodation Networks: Pushing the boundaries, Goodfellow Publishers Limited, S Dolnicar (ed), Oxford, pp. 170-182. ISBN 978-1-911396-51-2 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]


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Copyright 2018 Sara Dolnicar. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)

DOI: doi:10.23912/9781911396512-3613


Not all guests are the same. Not all hosts are the same. In this chapter, typologies of hosts and guests are proposed. The key dimensions of classifying hosts are how important earning money, befriending people, and living an ethical life are. The key dimensions for guests are saving money, meeting people, having an authentic experience, and finding accommodation that caters to their unique needs. We suggest that each host or guest is a mixture of those pure types and, optimally, compatible hosts and guests can be matched.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:tourism, Airbnb, hosting
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Tourism
Research Field:Tourist behaviour and visitor experience
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Tourism services
Objective Field:Tourism services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Hardy, A (Associate Professor Anne Hardy)
ID Code:123843
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2018-01-30
Last Modified:2018-05-24
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