Collaborative Lodging in Puerto Vallarta: Who Wins and Who Loses?

Collaborative Lodging in Puerto Vallarta: Who Wins and Who Loses?

María de los Angeles Huízar Sánchez (University of Guadalajara, Mexico), Jorge Luis López Ramos (University of Guadalajara, Mexico) and José Alfonso Baños Francia (University of Guadalajara, Mexico)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2224-0.ch011

Abstract

The collaborative lodging has expanded globally, driven by companies that through digital platforms enlist the properties of individuals to integrate them into the market of tourist accommodation, a situation that has generated wide socio-economic and territorial problems in the main tourist destinations in the world. This chapter analyzes who receives the benefits of the collaborative lodging, as well as the negative impacts it generates in Puerto Vallarta, through an analysis of the behavior of the offer, as well as in-depth interviews with hosts registered in the Airbnb platform.
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This research aims to analyze the socioeconomic and territorial effects that the boom and growth of collaborative lodging in Puerto Vallarta is generating. It is considered a factor that affects the loss of competitiveness of the hotel sector, as well as urban saturation and gentrification experienced in touristic neighborhoods.

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