Sharing our recent work on sharing economy (in collaboration with Sangwon Park) in Tourism Management. Free access to the article for 50 days. #sharingeconomy #peertopeeraccommodation #airbnb In order to better understand the dynamics of user behavior in the sharing economy platform, a multi-stage study was conducted on how Airbnb hosts articulate themselves online and how consumers respond to different host self-presentation patterns. First, using text mining techniques on a large dataset consisting descriptions of Airbnb hosts in 14 major cities in the United States, two patterns of host self-presentation were identified. Hosts generally present themselves online as (1) a well-traveled individual, eager to meet new people or (2) an individual of a certain profession. This contributes to the conceptualization of profile as promise framework for online self-presentation in mixed-mode interactions involving peer-to-peer accommodation platform. Second, consumers respond to the two … [Read more...] about When guests trust hosts for their words: Host description and trust in sharing economy
Peter Nash saying goodbye as he retires from the board of TTRA Europe. TTRA thanks you for your dedication. … [Read more...] about Peter Nash Retires From the Board of TTRA Europe
TTRA Europe holds its final board meeting before their conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia (April 23 to 26, 2018). … [Read more...] about TTRA Europe Preparing for April Conference
The Leadership of the Travel and Tourism Research Association wishes you a merry & bright holiday season and happiness, good health & prosperity in your new year! … [Read more...] about Merry & Bright!
TTRA Europe’s 2017 Conference was successfully held in Angers, France focusing on: " EMBEDDEDNESS OF TOURISM WORLDS: TOWARDS NEW FRONTIERS?" CONFERENCE PICTURES AND CONTENT AVAILABLE HERE See you all in Slovenia next April 2018 for another exciting Europe Chapter Conference! … [Read more...] about A successful TTRA European Chapter 2017 Conference in Angers, France !