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Maintaining the Status Quo: Regulating Airbnb in Tasmania


Grimmer, L and Vorobjovas-Pinta, O, Maintaining the Status Quo: Regulating Airbnb in Tasmania, Tourism in Tasmania, Forty South Publishing, CS Ooi and A Hardy (ed), Tasmania, Australia, pp. 195-206. ISBN 9780648675761 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

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Airbnb has polarised the Tasmanian community. When Airbnb entered the Australian market in 2012, it is fair to say it did not create even a ripple; consumers were still grappling with the concept of actually sharing resources, including homes. Fast forward to 2019 and Airbnb is a significant part of the Tasmanian tourism economy. At the same time, Airbnb has attracted criticism from stakeholders including tourism operators and community groups who want greater regulation. This chapter suggests that approaches to regulation clearly cannot be applied universally. Legislators must reflect upon the differences between towns, cities and regions, and take into consideration individual socio economic status indicators.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:sharing economy, Airbnb, regulation, Tasmania
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Tourism
Research Field:Impacts of tourism
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Tourism services
Objective Field:Socio-cultural issues in tourism
UTAS Author:Grimmer, L (Dr Louise Grimmer)
UTAS Author:Vorobjovas-Pinta, O (Dr Oscar Vorobjovas-Pinta)
ID Code:148844
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Sociology and Criminology
Deposited On:2022-02-16
Last Modified:2022-07-28

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