In response to my most recent blog post about Airbnb, a reader said we should “leave it to the professionals.” This was in reference to vacation rentals. I get it, and I don’t.
Is the industry saying there’s no room in the market for independent hotels, bed-and-breakfasts, boutique hotels, young hoteliers, couchsurfers, backpackers, yurt owners, castle owners and the rest of the lot? Are these individuals saying they’ve NEVER rented a vacation rental before? Or found a housemate in college, shared a car ride, babysat or sold lemonade?
I’m curious to know what industry members really think when they can share opinions anonymously. Take this survey, and we’ll post results when enough data is compiled. Help spread the word!