What the Sharing Economy Means to the Future of Travel

A Skift Trends Report

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Released December 2013: With the global economic downturn and increasing trust of the Internet and online payments, there has been a major shift towards access of goods over ownership of them. The travel industry is the sector most affected by the meteoric growth of sharing and collaborative consumption.

This trends report will look at the economic, social, and technological changes that drives customers toward the sharing economy, especially for accommodation and ground transport. Through an examination of the advantages of new sharing businesses, we will make recommendations for incumbent players in the travel industry to avoid disintermediation.

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Companies in the report:
Airbnb Park Hyatt
Carpooling EatWithALocal
Lyft Blablacar
Couchsurfing RelayRides
HomeAway Avarie Capital
Hilton Amtrak
Marriott Eurostar
MMGY Global Zimride
Harrison Group Facebook
Demeure FlightCar
Roomorama Avis
Eurocamp Enterprise
Kimpton General Motors
Joie de Vivre Zipcar
Ace Hotels Deutsche Bahn

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