Ekonomiczne Problemy Turystyki (Jan 2017)

Sharing economy – wyzwania społeczno-ekonomiczne dla lokalnej polityki turystycznej. Przypadek Barcelony

  • Daria Elżbieta Jaremen,
  • Elżbieta Nawrocka,
  • Andrzej Rapacz

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 37


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The article discusses problems of sharing economy impact on the local economy of tourism oriented cities, based on the case of Barcelona. It presents the directions influencing the developing socioeconomic trend on the functioning of enterprises, local budget and the life of residents. Particular attention was paid to the negative socio-economic impacts of the functioning of such platforms, acting as intermediaries in the exchange of sharing economy offer as: Airbnb and Uber. These effects provide incentives for the local authorities to implement changes in the local tourism policy. In case of Barcelona the discussed changes are predominantly of legal nature and remain oriented towards regulating the activities of entities operating within the framework of sharing economy in order to, on the one hand, increase control over them and, on the other, counteract unfair competition.