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Sharing economy and peer-to-peer accommodation – a perspective paper

Sara Dolnicar (Department of Tourism, UQ Business School, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)

Tourism Review

ISSN: 1660-5373

Article publication date: 18 May 2020

Issue publication date: 26 February 2021




This paper aims to provide a snapshot of key learnings about paid online peer-to-peer accommodation trading, as it relates to tourism and hospitality, and to identify future research questions.


The paper paints a picture and discusses research conducted in the past, which relates to paid online peer-to-peer accommodation, in brief. It also lists a number of specific research questions which should be investigated in future.


Some of the key topics, such as the business model of facilitators of peer-to-peer trading and the necessary regularly responses, have been extensively studied. The focus should now turn on how peer-to-peer trading of travel-related services can best be leveraged to the benefit of economies, communities and people.


The main value of this perspective paper lies in offering a succinct overview of research into paid online peer-to-peer accommodation and pointing to key questions for future research.



Dolnicar, S. (2021), "Sharing economy and peer-to-peer accommodation – a perspective paper", Tourism Review, Vol. 76 No. 1, pp. 34-37.



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