Airbnb in Wien: eine Analyse

Die kurzfristige Vermietung von Wohnraum als Ferienunterkunft boomt. Eine der weltweit größten Vermietungsplattformen ist Airbnb. Seit der Gründung im Jahr 2008 ist die Zahl der über den Online-Dienst vermittelten Angebote in vielen Städten rasant expandiert. Heute verwaltet Airbnb nach eigenen Angaben bereits rund 3 Millionen Unterkünfte in 65.000 Städten weltweit und erreicht mehr als 200 … Continue reading Airbnb in Wien: eine Analyse

New publication: The business with the holiday homes. Airbnb in Wien.

I've contributed a short text on Airbnb in Vienna to the current issue of the journal Mieterecho, journal of the tenant association Berlin. The text is co-authored with my colleagues Leonhard Plank and Roman Seidl. It briefly sketches our research project on Airbnb in Vienna, specifically focusing on the business model for real estate investors … Continue reading New publication: The business with the holiday homes. Airbnb in Wien.

New publication: Tourism in the digital city. The business behind Airbnb.

I've contributed to a short text entitled "Tourism in the digital city: The business behind Airbnb". It is about how Airbnb is increasingly becoming a lucrative investment and a new means for investors to extract profit from tourism. The text was co-authored with Roman Seidl and Leonhard Plank and draws on our recent research on Airbnb … Continue reading New publication: Tourism in the digital city. The business behind Airbnb.

Airbnb in Vienna: The business behind the holiday homes.

Together with my colleagues Roman Seidl and Leonhard Plank I have wrote a short piece on Airbnb in Vienna. It appeared in the montly journal "Wirtschaftspolitik Standpunkte" of the Austrian Chamber of Labor. We show how Airbnb in Vienna is not so much about "home-sharing", as it is about commercial real estate development. The piece … Continue reading Airbnb in Vienna: The business behind the holiday homes.

Book discussion: Tourism and gentrification.

On December 1st, I'll be on a panel discussion about the upcoming book "Tourism and Gentrification in Contemporary Metropolises. International Perspectives". The book was edited by Maria Gravari-Barbas (University Paris 1) & Sandra Guinand (University of Vienna). I'm looking forward to discussing the book together with the editors and Bas van Heur (Vrije Universiteit Brussels). … Continue reading Book discussion: Tourism and gentrification.

New publication: Analyzing Airbnb in Vienna.

I've been involved in a research project on Airbnb in Vienna in the last months. Together with my colleagues Roman Seidl and Leonhard Plank (both TU Wien), we have analyzed the listings of the online platform in the city. The particular focus has been on the number and types of listings, the geographical distribution, as well as revenues generated by the hosts. An important part was also to estimate the impact of Airbnb on the local housing market.