The Impact of Airbnb on Western Australia’s Tourism Industry and Economy Workshop

WhereCurtin St Georges Terrace
139 St Georges Terrace (Old Perth Boys School building)
Perth WA 6000
WhenMonday 19 September 2016, 10.45am to 1.00pm

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

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.

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.

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.

Registrations for this event have now closed.

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