Friday, 5 August 2016

Airbnb

A useful Geographical magazine article on the way that Airbnb is changing some cities, and the impact that it is having on housing stock availability in cities such as Reykjavik and Barcelona.

How Airbnb is reshaping our cities...

There have been demonstrations about the impact that it is having in some cities, with people unhappy that it turns residential areas into hotels without the permission of neighbours.

I've been looking at Airbnb as a possible source of accommodation for a trip later in the year, and it seems that several people I know already use it for accommodation as an alternative to finding a hotel. I can see that there might be some benefits in this route...

Any thoughts on Airbnb? Anyone used it? 

Update
A useful set of data and mapping to explore... 
 

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