Events

Sharing Hobart: Managing the rise of Airbnb

Summary

Join us to discuss what sharing platforms like Airbnb and Stayz might mean for traditional operators and tourism standards, for Hobart’s neighbourhoods and for renters.

Start Date

22nd Jun 2017 6:00pm

End Date

22nd Jun 2017 7:30pm

Venue

Hobart and Launceston

Hobart

Stanley Burbury Theatre,
University Centre,
Sandy Bay campus

Launceston

Barrel Room,
Saint John Craft Beer Bar,
133 St John Street, Launceston

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Hobart is experiencing a bed shortage - for tourists and residents alike. Meanwhile, Hobartians are opening up their own homes to tourists with sharing platforms like Airbnb and Stayz. Join us to discuss what this might mean for traditional operators and tourism standards, for Hobart’s neighbourhoods and for renters.

This event will be Livestreamed to Launceston, where it will be followed by a community discussion facilitated by Andrew Pitt, Institute for the Study of Social Change, on the implications of Airbnb on Launceston and Northern Tasmania.

Panellists

Master of Ceremonies: Professor Richard Eccleston, Director, Institute for the Study of Social Change

Experts and community leaders

  • Dr Anne Hardy, Director, Tourism Research and Education Network, University of Tasmania
  • Luke Martin, Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania
  • Professor Peter Phibbs, Chair of Urban & Regional Planning & Policy, University of Sydney
  • Huw Phillips, Public Policy Associate, Airbnb

with additional contributions from invited guests and stakeholders.

Presented in partnership with the Institute for the Study of Social Change and The Mercury.

Institute for the Study of Social Change The Mercury