The impact of sharing economy on the diversification of tourism products : implications for tourist experience

Dan Wang, Mimi Li, P. Guo, W. Xu

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Abstract

In sharing economy, product variety and quality options expand quite dramatically, because the new platforms that support P2P business allow society to offer individuals relatively low-risk micro-entrepreneurship and tap into idle abilities and aspirations. This study investigates the impact of sharing economy on the diversification of tourism products. The findings confirm the proposed proposition in that the products available on the P2P websites are more diversified than the ones available on OTAs websites. This study highlights the potential changes of tourist experience due to the use of these P2P websites for travel planning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2016 : proceedings of the international conference in Bilbao, Spain, February 2-5, 2016
PublisherNew York Springer
Pages683-694
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)331928231X, 9783319282312
ISBN (Print)3319282301, 9783319282305
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventInternational Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism -
Duration: 1 Jan 2016 → …

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism
Period1/01/16 → …

Keywords

  • Sharing economy
  • Tourist products
  • Tourist experience
  • Hong Kong
  • Peer-to-peer

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