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What Americans Really Think About Airbnb and Home-Sharing

What Americans Really Think About Airbnb and Home-Sharing | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
In less than a decade Airbnb, the San Francisco-based home-sharing platform worth an estimated $25.5 billion, has become one of the biggest disruptors in t
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We tested a startup that pairs you up with a professional chef who will cook you a lavish meal — and it was amazing

We tested a startup that pairs you up with a professional chef who will cook you a lavish meal — and it was amazing | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When you're traveling to new places, it's best to eat as the locals do. VizEat, which describes itself as the biggest social dining platform in Europe, is a website (and soon, an app) that pairs travelers with local chefs who can cook up gourmet, community-inspired meals in their own homes. 

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Fed up with boring, beige and bland? Try these venues from the Sharing Economy

Fed up with boring, beige and bland? Try these venues from the Sharing Economy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We are witnessing on a daily basis how rapidly and comprehensively Airbnb and Uber are changing the meetings industry. For instance, at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona this year, organisers estimate that as many as 30% of the 100,000 attendees stayed at Airbnb or similar non-hotel solutions.

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More Evidence of Uber Becoming a Rental Car Replacement

More Evidence of Uber Becoming a Rental Car Replacement | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The existential threat to the rental car business is real. That much is now evident to anyone not listening to the public relations spin coming out of the,
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Non-Traditional Travel Services & Events: Part 1

Non-Traditional Travel Services & Events: Part 1 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
When booking your next room for your event will you use the event room block or move towards more non-traditional services like Airbnb? Get the low down on what the pros and cons are and how thes
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How Hotel, Airbnb Rates Compare Around the World

How Hotel, Airbnb Rates Compare Around the World | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There's been tons of buzz surrounding the battle between hotels and home-sharing services of late, with several studies pitting Airbnb against the hotel industry.

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The Rise of Food Sharing Experiences at Meetings and Events

The Rise of Food Sharing Experiences at Meetings and Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Food-sharing platforms like Paris-based Vizeat are expanding their operations into the lucrative meetings and events sector, based on demand among conference delegates craving a more locally immersive business travel experience.

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How Airbnb is Quietly Positioning Itself to Disrupt the Meetings Industry

How Airbnb is Quietly Positioning Itself to Disrupt the Meetings Industry | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Airbnb has been very vocal in recent years about its rising popularity during large international events, such as the World Cup in Brazil in 2014, the New
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Sharing the Road: Business Travelers Increasingly Choose Uber

Sharing the Road: Business Travelers Increasingly Choose Uber | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With travel and entertainment spending reaching new heights and sharing economy disruption fast becoming the new normal, 2015 was a pivotal year of change in business travel.

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The Sharing Economy: Hidden Opportunities for Events

The Sharing Economy: Hidden Opportunities for Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The Sharing Economy is impacting the economy and the event industry. Industry stakeholders that move quickly may be able to get a piece of the action.

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Why Cutting Costs in Hard Times Is the Worst Thing You Can Do

Why Cutting Costs in Hard Times Is the Worst Thing You Can Do | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Rather than cutting costs simply to preserve the bottom line during the economic recession, this entrepreneur put the needs of his employees first--and the results speak for themselves.
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From Copenhagen to Paris, cities and mayors are leading the way on climate action

From Copenhagen to Paris, cities and mayors are leading the way on climate action | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The world’s leading mayors have doubled climate action since COP15 in Copenhagen, and set an example for cooperative action between nations ahead of COP21. 

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What Do Hotel Execs Really Think Of Airbnb?

Airbnb hung in the air over most major hotel companies' third-quarter earnings reports last week, and analysts weren’t shy about asking hoteliers to expound on what effect the sharing economy platform
and its rapidly growing supply could have on the industry.

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Cultivating A Conference Culture Of Community

Cultivating A Conference Culture Of Community | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
To think about a conference is to think about community, networking, peer learning, food and table. In reality, if you are attending a conference and you are not getting hungry for more learning and peer sharing, that conference is missing the mark.
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The Sharing Economy Gets Its Day Before a U.S. House Subcommittee

The Sharing Economy Gets Its Day Before a U.S. House Subcommittee | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing Tuesday to look at the influence the sharing economy and its emerging tech
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The Rise of Evolutionary Partnerships in the Sharing Economy

The Rise of Evolutionary Partnerships in the Sharing Economy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The impact of the sharing economy continues to dominate business headlines and tourism/meetings industry conference conversations. The one constant element in both channels is that for the most part users are delighted with sharing economy options while legacy economy stakeholders are struggling to evolve their roles.

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Travel Leaders Report: Business Travelers Opt for Sharing Economy

Travel Leaders Report: Business Travelers Opt for Sharing Economy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Travel Leaders Group has released its latest survey data on fall trends in business travel. More than two-thirds of its participating corporate travel specialists indicated that over 10 percent of their clients are flying in the “front of the plane” (First or Business Class), which is an increase over last year. Additional findings looked at the emergence of the “sharing economy” within business travel; 44.4 percent have clients who have used an alternative supplier for accommodation and 66.2 percent indicated their clients have used an alternative supplier for their ground transportation. Nearly 81 percent of respondents also stated that their business travel bookings are higher than or on par with last year at this time.
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Appetite for Disruption

Appetite for Disruption | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
From its origins in mid-90s academic business theory, “disruptive technology” has become an inescapable buzz phrase in any discussion of modern commerce and the so-called sharing economy.
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Why You Need to Adopt a Sharing Economy to Keep your Conference Relevant

Why You Need to Adopt a Sharing Economy to Keep your Conference Relevant | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It’s smart. It’s social.It’s green. It’s a movement towards a sharing economy. And the direction your next-gen attendee is headed.
Collaborative consumption is about shared access to products and services.

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