From Common Ground To Elite And Commercial Landscape

Authored by: Dieter K. Müller , C. Michael Hall

The Routledge Handbook Of Second Home Tourism And Mobilities

Print publication date:  April  2018
Online publication date:  April  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138678316
eBook ISBN: 9781315559056
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One of the major debates within second home research has been the extent to which second homes serve to reduce housing and other access as a result of their economic and social impacts. During the 1970s, this was primarily focussed on rural areas. As a result, second homes were sometimes seen as contributing to the development of elite landscapes. However, in more recent years, with the use of second homes as a form of investment, this has increasingly become an issue in resort and urban areas, especially given the rise of the so-called “sharing economy” and new distribution channels for accommodation rental such as Airbnb.

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