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Airbnb in Tasmania: scourge or saviour?


Hardy, A, Airbnb in Tasmania: scourge or saviour?, Tourism in Tasmania, Forty South Publishing, CS Ooi and A Hardy (ed), Hobart, pp. 186-194. ISBN 9780648675761 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

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Barely a week goes by without the issue of Airbnb making the media in Tasmania. Initially lauded as the saviour for the under-supplied summer accommodation market in Hobart, it is now despised by many and blamed for causing housing shortages and social disruption. Yet despite this fierce debate, Airbnb is now Tasmania’s – and the world’s – largest accommodation provider. This chapter explores the growth of the Airbnb phenomenon in Tasmania and the impact it has had upon those who host via Airbnb and those within the traditional tourism industry.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Airbnb, tourism, Tasmanian tourism, social costs of tourism, housing
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:Socio-cultural issues in tourism
UTAS Author:Hardy, A (Associate Professor Anne Hardy)
ID Code:136780
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2020-01-17
Last Modified:2021-02-09

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