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The Impact of Airbnb on WA’s Tourism Industry and Economy

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The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre invites you to a Workshop on The Impact of Airbnb on WA’s Tourism Industry and Economy.

Event details

The workshop features a presentation of preliminary findings from a BCEC-funded project led by Associate Professor Christof Pforr (Curtin University) and co-investigator Dr Michael Volgger (European Academy Bolzano, Italy) on the main characteristics of Airbnb in Western Australia as well as its growth and impact.

Date
Monday 19 September 2016
Time
10:45am - 1:00pm
Venue
Curtin St Georges Terrace, 139 St Georges Terrace (Old Perth Boys School building), Perth WA 6000
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The rapid growth of the sharing economy in recent years has challenged traditional economies in many countries around the globe. Airbnb is an online platform that enables people to list, find and book accommodations worldwide with more than 1.5 million listings in more than 190 countries. Many consider Airbnb as one of the most disruptive developments in tourism over the past decade.

The workshop features a presentation of preliminary findings from a BCEC-funded project led by Associate Professor Christof Pforr (Curtin University) and co-investigator Dr Michael Volgger (European Academy Bolzano, Italy) on the main characteristics of Airbnb in Western Australia as well as its growth and impact.

To assist an informed decision making on the Airbnb phenomenon, a panel of key stakeholders from industry and government will then discuss potential implications of this research, followed by a Q&A session.

We are delighted to announce the panel for this workshop, Evan Hall, CEO, Tourism Council WA; Pip Close, CEO, Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association; Bradley Woods, CEO, Australian Hotel Association WA; Hon. Alyssa Hayden MLA; Member for East Metropolitan Region, Liberal Party and Kylie Coulson, Assistant Director, WA Department of Treasury

 

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About the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre is an independent economic and social research organisation located within the Curtin Business School at Curtin University. The Centre was established in 2012 through the generous support from Bankwest (a division of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia), with a core mission to examine the key economic and social policy issues that contribute to the sustainability of Western Australia and the wellbeing of WA households.

For information, please visit the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre website.