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Chapter 1 Introduction The Sharing Economy and the Tourism Industry

DOI: 10.23912/9781915097064-5097

ISBN: 9781915097064

Published: April 2022

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Published in: The Sharing Economy and the Tourism Industry

Parent DOI: 10.23912/9781915097064-4970



The sharing economy is one of the most rapidly growing market phenomena in history. Over thousands of years, groups of people have shared the use of assets. The invention of the internet, and the development of social media platforms, has made it more convenient for asset owners and the entity looking to use such assets, to reach one another. Information on the Internet is spreading through a wide range of different websites. Different types of websites often diffuse similar content in terms of topics and subjects but in different forms (Inversini and Buhalis 2009). The mechanism may also be referred to as sharing economy, collective economy, shared consumption, or peer economy (Dolnicar, 2021). A new economic model has been developed based on the peer-to-peer activity of obtaining, giving, or sharing access to goods and services, coordinated through community-based online services (Hamari et al., 2016).

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Taheri, B., Rahimi, R. & Buhalis, D. (2022) "Chapter 1 Introduction The Sharing Economy and the Tourism Industry" In: Taheri, B., Rahimi, R. & Buhalis, D. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/9781915097064-5097


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