• Josefine Lorange
  • Nelli Tuulikki Oksanen
4. term, Tourism, Master (Master Programme)
Given the rapid growth of the collaborative economy, this thesis gives particular focus on short-term P2P accommodation rentals in Copenhagen, typified by Airbnb and other accommodation rental services. The collaborative economy is framed as mobile but accommodation is by nature situated in place, associated with laws and regulations, communities, local services and local social practices. Previous research has failed to address those place bound implications in Copenhagen. From mainly a resident perspective, the study seeks to give locals a voice by adding their views and behaviours to the debate. With a case study approach, on the basis of an online survey targeting Copenhagen residents and email correspondences with local governments around Denmark, combined with an extensive review of the literature, the study critically discusses the scope and drivers of the P2P accommodation rental market in Copenhagen. The study found that P2P accommodation rentals are in general positively viewed amongst the respondents even though they are affected by the global actions around the P2P accommodation rental market. The market is not yet regulated in Denmark, but heavily discussed. Furthermore, the study found the place to play a crucial role for the development potential of the P2P accommodation market and the city of Copenhagen should embrace the potential of the P2P accommodation market further. This study contributes to academia by identifying the challenges and consequences of the P2P accommodation sector in a different cultural and societal context and provides a framework for city planners and policymakers for the future development, as well as an agenda for future research.
Publication date31 May 2016
Number of pages140
ID: 234379440