A tourist checks out Airbnbs on his mobile in Causeway Bay. Without flat-sharing platforms providing accommodation in Hong Kong, would some tourists have gone elsewhere? Photo: Martin Chan

Don’t forget the little guys in the Airbnb debate as Hong Kong weighs pros and cons of sharing economy

Bernard Chan says there are myriad interest groups to consider in the discussion about short-term rentals. Besides hotels, guest houses and Airbnb, there are also the thousands of users and small businesses that benefit, as well as residents whose lives are disrupted

Topic |   Sharing economy

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A tourist checks out Airbnbs on his mobile in Causeway Bay. Without flat-sharing platforms providing accommodation in Hong Kong, would some tourists have gone elsewhere? Photo: Martin Chan
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