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Networks and hosts: a love-hate relationship


Hardy, A and Dolnicar, S, Networks and hosts: a love-hate relationship, Peer-to-Peer Accommodation Networks: Pushing the boundaries, Goodfellow Publishers Limited, S Dolnicar (ed), Oxford, pp. 182-194. 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:10.23912/9781911396512-3614


This chapter explores the love-hate relationship of some hosts with Airbnb. The Airbnb Host Forum in Tasmania (Australia) serves as the case study. The hosts who participate in this forum are passionate about their involvement on Airbnb, and advocate for it and its deregulation in their home state. But their passion goes well beyond vocally advocating for peer-to-peer accommodation networks. Like tiger salamanders, these hosts will turn on the facilitators of the online platform and attack them just as quickly as they will support them. This chapter explores this love-hate relationship and asks why hosts bite the hand that feeds them.

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:123847
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2018-01-30
Last Modified:2018-05-24
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