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Peer-to-peer hospitality, gentrification and local entanglements.

Christensen, Mathilde ORCID: 2022. Peer-to-peer hospitality, gentrification and local entanglements. Stoffelen, Arie and Ioannides, Dimitri, eds. Handbook of Tourism Impacts: Social and Environmental Perspectives, Edward Elgar, pp. 88-102. (10.4337/9781800377684.00016)

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Urban tourism has become increasingly contested as notions of 'overtourism' or 'touristification' are used to describe an'overflow' of urban tourists threatening existing qualities associated with city living. Such discussions illuminate that tourism does not solely occur in'touristic bubbles' but intersects with everyday spaces in multiple ways. This is perhaps even clearer with regard to peer-to-peer hospitality, as residential places not 'intended' for touristic consumption become the focal point of touristic attention. Peer-to-peer hospitality is often blamed, not only for disrupting industries, but also for contributing to gentrification and changing urban environments, which change materially and symbolically. This chapter reviews existing literature and explores connections between peer-to-peer rentals and processes of gentrification and displacement. I suggest that providers of short-term, peer-to-peer hospitality should be sensitive to the complexities of local entanglements to more fully understand the implications and impacts of peer-to-peer hospitality on local neighbourhoods.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Publisher: Edward Elgar
ISBN: 9781800377677
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2023 14:15

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