The impact of Airbnb in the urban arena: towards a tourism-led gentrification? The case-study of Palma old quarter (Mallorca, Spain)

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Yrigoy, Ismael;
(2016)
  • Publisher: Societat d'Història Natural de les Balears
  • Subject: Natural History | Tourism Gentrification, land rent, rental market, rent gap, Airbnb, Palma

Last five years have witnessed the birth and rapid sprawl of Airbnb, an app that offers short-term rentals across the world. Using as a case study the Historical quarter in Palma (Mallorca), the paper problematizes three of the basic selfcreated Airbnb assumptions: (i) ... View more
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