WIT Press

Airbnb on the Costa Blanca. diagnosis and proposal of social and tourist integration

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SDP-V13-N7-1008-1019

Volume

Volume 13 (2018), Issue 7

Pages

11

Page Range

1008 - 1019

Author(s)

IKER JIMENO MIRANDA, ANTONIO ALEDO TUR & ARMANDO ORTUÑO PADILLA

Abstract

This article explores the potential of the new peer-to-peer (P2P) platforms for tourist accommodation as a local development tool for the residential tourism oriented economies on the main Costa blanca (Spain) municipalities. It analyzes the main characteristics of this phenomenon and its interaction with the residential tourism model. The ability of these platforms to offset the negative impacts of residential tourism is examined. The opportunities offered by P2P tourist accommodation platforms to favor a transition from a construction based economy to a residential one will be discussed in the conclusions.

Keywords

Airbnb, Costa Blanca, P2P platforms, Residential tourism, Sharing economy