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An Exploratory Study on Drivers and Deterrents of Collaborative Consumption in Travel

  • Iis P. TussyadiahEmail author
Conference paper

Abstract

Due to the rise of businesses utilizing the sharing economy concept, it is important to better understand the motivational factors that drive and hinder collaborative consumption in the travel and tourism marketplace. Based on responses from 754 adult travellers residing in the US, drivers and deterrents of the use of peer-to-peer accommodation rental services were identified. Factors that deter the use of peer-to-peer accommodation rental services include lack of trust, lack of efficacy with regards to technology, and lack of economic benefits. The motivations that drive the use of peer-to-peer accommodation include the societal aspects of sustainability and community, as well as economic benefits. Based on the empirical evidence, this study suggests several propositions for future studies and implications for tourism destinations and hospitality businesses on how to manage collaborative consumption.

Keywords

Collaborative consumption Sharing economy Peer-to-peer accommodation The mesh Peer-to-peer rental 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Hospitality Business Management, Carson College of BusinessWashington State University VancouverVancouverUSA

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