Market escape through exchange: home swap as a form of non-commercial hospitality

Andriotis, Konstantinos and Agiomirgianakis, George (2014) Market escape through exchange: home swap as a form of non-commercial hospitality. Current Issues in Tourism, 17 (7). pp. 576-591. ISSN 1368-3500

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to examine home swap - a form of non-commercial hospitality that has witnessed a great expansion in the last decade. In conjunction with prior writings on various subjects related to home swap, this study can be utilized in compiling a preliminary conceptualization of home swapping, as a form of non-commercial hospitality, with its own characteristics. In particular this study identifies six dimensions of home swap, namely (a) escape of the market; (b) asymmetric exchanges (c) need for trustiness; (d) use of a hospitality exchange network; (e) demand for domesticity and (f) quest to experience local authenticity. The results of this study are being utilized to construct a preliminary conceptualization of home swapping as a distinct vacation alternative building on old virtues and using new technology.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online: 27 Sep 2013
Keywords (uncontrolled): exchange, alternative non-market economies, market escape, authenticity, domesticity, home swap
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 13241
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Current Issues in Tourism, on 27/09/2013, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13683500.2013.837868
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Depositing User: Konstantinos Andriotis
Date Deposited: 06 May 2014 05:19
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2018 05:51
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/13241

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