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Chapter 9 Filling Infrastructure Gaps

DOI: 10.23912/9781911396512-3607

ISBN: 9781911396512

Published: December 2017

Component type: chapter

Published in: Peer-to-Peer Accommodation Networks

Parent DOI: 10.23912/9781911396512-3454

Abstract

This chapter discusses the potential of peer-to-peer accommodation networks to fill significant and ongoing accommodation infrastructure gaps at specific destinations or even entire countries. The case discussed here is that of Slovenia, a small country located at the heart of Europe with one of the highest proportions of nature protection areas worldwide. Slovenia is experiencing substantial growth in tourism demand while having serious shortages in tourism accommodation, especially in the main tourism areas. Hotels are mostly state owned and not maintained to ensure quality standards. New hotels are not being built to meet rising demand. Peer-to-peer accommodation networks can fill this accommodation shortage with little need for investment and construction. The challenge Slovenia faces, as it develops new regulations for listing space on such networks, is how to maximize the benefits peer-to-peer accommodation networks can offer while minimizing potential negative side effects.

Contributors

  • Ljubica Knezevic Cvelbar, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (Author)
  • Sara Dolnicar, Department of Tourism, UQ Business School, The University of Queensland, Australia (Author) http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5176-3161

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Cvelbar & Dolnicar, 2017

Cvelbar, L.K. & Dolnicar, S. (2017) "Chapter 9 Filling Infrastructure Gaps" In: Dolnicar, S. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/9781911396512-3607

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