An analysis of regional developments of Airbnb in Switzerland : insights into growth patterns of a P2P platform

Larpin, Blaise (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)) ; Mabillard, Julien (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)) ; Scaglione, Miriam (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)) ; Favre, Pascal (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)) ; Schegge, Roland (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis))

The rapid emergence of Airbnb in Switzerland is at the origin of this study. The main objective of this work is to describe the development of Airbnb’s offer in Switzerland in terms of temporal and geographical evolution. In addition, the study aims to understand Airbnb’s relative weight compared to the traditional hotel sector and its professionalisation. An analysis at the municipality level gives evidence of a positive link between the Airbnb supply and the tourism intensity of regions. The supply of beds by Airbnb and traditional commercial hotels are the variables under study in this context. As a result, this research highlights the fact that Airbnb mainly reinforces supply in rural tourist regions and large and medium-sized cities, leading to competition with a high hotel supply rather than an expansion of supply in regions where hotel supply is relatively low.


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Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEG-VS
Institute:
ITO-Institut de Tourisme
Subject(s):
Economie/gestion
Publisher:
Cham, Springer
Date:
2018-12
Cham
Springer
Pagination:
pp. 92-103
Published in:
Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2019 : proceedings of the International Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus, January 30–February 1, 2019
Author of the book:
Personen, Juho ; ed.; Business School University of Eastern Finland Joensuu Finland
Neidhardt, Julia ; ed.; Faculty of Informatics TU Wien Vienna Austria
DOI:
ISBN:
978-3-030-05939-2
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