More on that sharing economy in travel debate, over on Huffington Post [VIDEO]
It must be the time of year for conversations about the rise of and issues surrounding the so-called sharing economy.
Arnaud Bertrand, CEO of HouseTrip, wrote an opinion piece on Tnooz last week (Are governments killing the sharing economy?) which has triggered all manner of questions regarding legislation and regulation of the various P2P marketplaces trying to make their mark in the industry.
It’s not a simple issue by any means and the apparent worries, perhaps confusingly for those operating businesses in it and also for travellers using the services, are often dependent on the location of the people and organisations participating in such services.
It’s a complicated minefield of regulation (or not, in many cases) coupled with new businesses simply trying to challenge the status quo of how people source accommodation or other services for a trip.
Here’s the clip from HuffPo Live:
Nick Vivion was a reporter (and later also global events lead) for Tnooz between August 2012 and July 2015. He was the launch co-founder of Booty's, a global street food restaurant in New Orleans and now is AVP Operations, North America at Zomato.