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Sharing economy, redefining the basics — Medium

Sharing economy, redefining the basics — Medium | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
The effects of Airbnb and alike platforms are going to be felt mostly in other parts of the hospitality industry, probably most in the intermediary service organizations like Tourist Offices and the “Gîtes de France”-like mediation services, as well as in the self catering vacation houses that are not able to modernize their properties and their conception of hospitality as redefined by Airbnb.
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My first article on Airbnb : trying to define the basics.

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"This concept thus reflects a difference in how the relationship is perceived:the real disruption may well be the integration of a horizontal relationship that replaces the traditional “provider — guest” (vertical) system."

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"But is it so different? Now that I have been using Airbnb for a while, both as hoster and as traveller, and really, I cannot prevent myself from thinking that Airbnb does the same thing as, let’s say Gîtes de France here in France. The thing is, they do a better job. But hey, they have not done it for 60 years yet, as has done Gîte de France, so we’ll see what the future brings."

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The Pros And Cons Of Using Airbnb

The Pros And Cons Of Using Airbnb | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
Here, we look at Airbnb - what it is, how it works, and the pros and cons of using this online rental marketplace.
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While Airbnb has primarily served budget-minded tourists, it has been attracting a larger share of business travelers. This is due in part to cost - companies can save money on conferences, meetings and retreats. But the attractiveness of staying in someone else's home goes beyond the travel expense report. These properties allow travelers to trade in the cookie-cutter hotel experience for one that offers colleagues a unique and comfortable space in which to connect and collaborate."

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11 Principles of Placemaking

11 Principles of Placemaking
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technologies and society... you cannot not pass by design thinking and Placemaking, which seem particularly correlated. Excellent presentation, and here are the four first principles (read the rest for yourself :-) : 

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  • 2. 1. The community is the expert. The people living and working in a place know what needs to be done and how to do it.
  • 3. 2. You are creating a place not a design. Successful neighborhood improvements rely less on blueprints and more on engaged local citizens and a solid management plan.
  • 4. 3. You can’t do it alone. The right partners will bring more resources, innovative ideas, and new sources of energy.
  • 5. 4. They’ll always say it can’t be done. When officials, business people, and neighbors say it won’t work, what they really mean is “We’ve never done it like this before.”

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See also: http://www.pps.org/reference/11steps/

A step-by-step guide and other documents can be downloaded here: http://www.placemakingchicago.com/downloads/


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The Startup Businesses Built Around the Airbnb Ecosystem

The Startup Businesses Built Around the Airbnb Ecosystem | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
Former Expedia CEO, active travel startup investor, and Couchsurfing chairman Erik Blachford describes these services, which target hosts across the home-sharing market as “shadow hospitality infrastructure that allow hosts to offer up a more professional type of stay and allow stays to be a little more consistent across various listings and cities.”
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Voilà. There we go, the "official" ecosystem of startups around services like Airbnb. That is without counting the numerous very small "startup" alike companies who manage and deliver for Airbnb hosts. That's an interesting market segment.

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Instagram: Online meets offline - TravelNext

Instagram: Online meets offline - TravelNext | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
Reizen, trouwfeesten, muziekfestivals en allerlei andere events zijn zeer geschikt voor foto’s door de enthousiaste mensen in een bijzondere omgeving. Een betere promotie van je reizen en/of bestemming kun je je niet wensen. Steeds vaker wordt de populaire app Instagram ingezet om een dergelijke offline wereld met de virtuele werkelijkheid te verbinden. Wat zijn interessante mogelijkheden …
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Online to offline... examples of effective community based tourist events in The Netherlands, co-created with Instagram.

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