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Residents risk perception of P2P vacation accommodation

Raquel Camprubí (Business Organisation and Management Department, Faculty of Tourism, University of Girona, Girona, Spain)
Joan B. Garau-Vadell (Business Economics Department, University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Spain)

Journal of Place Management and Development

ISSN: 1753-8335

Article publication date: 9 August 2021

Issue publication date: 13 April 2022




Peer-to-peer (P2P) vacation accommodation has recently emerged as a disruptive new form of tourism development. Its potential negative impacts (economic, socio-cultural and environmental) may make residents feel at risk. Therefore, this paper aims to explore residents’ risk perceptions related to the growth of P2P vacation accommodation.


The empirical study was conducted in Mallorca (Spain) among 529 residents and a cluster analysis was carried out.


Results indicate clearly differentiated sociodemographic and attitudinal profiles, which can be classified into four tourist types. The conclusions of the paper suggest implications for tourist managers.


In the field of tourism studies, risk perception has been explored from the perspective of both tourists and hosts. To date, however, residents’ perception of risk has received little attention. Given the importance of resident-tourist interaction in fostering successful destinations this paper focusing on this arena.



Camprubí, R. and Garau-Vadell, J.B. (2022), "Residents risk perception of P2P vacation accommodation", Journal of Place Management and Development, Vol. 15 No. 2, pp. 167-181.



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