Airbnb landlords and price strategy: Have they learnt price discrimination from hotels? Evidence from Barcelona

Juan Pedro Aznar Alarcón, Jorge Clavería Palacián, Josep Sayeras Maspera, Guillem Segarra Roig

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Abstract

The hospitality industry is facing a major disruption as a consequence of Airbnb and similar peer-to-peer platforms. This empirical research analyses the impact of perceived quality in pricing differences according to seasonality. Upper-scale hotels show less difference comparing peak and low season prices than do middle-scale hotels. Airbnb landlords discriminate prices according to seasonality, but contrary to the hotels, there are generally no differences between weekday and weekend pricing. Perceived quality seems to have a lower effect on prices for Airbnb apartments compared to the hotel industry, suggesting the idea of two clearly different business models.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2017
EventII International Conference on Tourism Dynamics and Trends -
Duration: 26 Jun 201729 Jun 2017

Conference

ConferenceII International Conference on Tourism Dynamics and Trends
Period26/06/1729/06/17

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