.. debatable, dated or disingenuous?
Last week Airbnb joined 47 other sharing economy signatories to call on the European Commission to take a soft regulatory touch with the so-called ‘sharing’ sector in light of claims from the British Hospitality Association that 40% of all home-exchange website listings are ‘professional landlords’.
The UK government has come out in strong support of the sharing economy, but in Europe, where 28 member states all have their own laws for US tech giants like Airbnb to navigate.
Furthermore, the term ‘sharing’ economy is starting to feel a little dated for today’s world. Airbnb and other collaborative players are commercial ventures in a fast changing distribution landscape.