Title: The Airbnb effect: how tourist destinations are addressing short-term vacation rentals

Authors: Jerome Agrusa

Addresses: School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii, 2560 Campus Road, George Hall 220, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA

Abstract: This study examined the effect of short-term vacation rentals (STR) on two tourist destinations, an up-and-coming tourist destination Japan, and an established tourist destination Honolulu, Hawaii. The government's role in both destinations has addressed the introduction of STR's or Airbnb along with their legislative position. Each of the destinations selected for this study have addressed the issue of STR's or Airbnb in their own, unique way.

Keywords: Airbnb; short-term vacation rentals; STR; government regulations; effects on residents.

DOI: 10.1504/IJQRS.2020.109685

International Journal of Qualitative Research in Services, 2020 Vol.4 No.1, pp.20 - 29

Received: 04 Jul 2019
Accepted: 26 Jul 2019

Published online: 21 Sep 2020 *

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