Venice’s normally busy streets and canals have been empty during the coronavirus lockdown. It remains to be seen how tourism recovers from the crisis, and whether short-term holiday rental properties such as those advertised by Airbnb will still be as popular. Photo: Shutterstock Venice’s normally busy streets and canals have been empty during the coronavirus lockdown. It remains to be seen how tourism recovers from the crisis, and whether short-term holiday rental properties such as those advertised by Airbnb will still be as popular. Photo: Shutterstock
Venice’s normally busy streets and canals have been empty during the coronavirus lockdown. It remains to be seen how tourism recovers from the crisis, and whether short-term holiday rental properties such as those advertised by Airbnb will still be as popular. Photo: Shutterstock
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Will coronavirus pandemic end the Airbnb economy and overtourism, allowing rental economies in tourist hotspots to recover?

  • The days when cities and attractions were crushed under the weight of overtourism seem a distant memory
  • They are all empty now, but what will happen to short-term rentals when the pandemic is over? And would anyone pine for the Airbnb economy if it doesn’t return?

Venice’s normally busy streets and canals have been empty during the coronavirus lockdown. It remains to be seen how tourism recovers from the crisis, and whether short-term holiday rental properties such as those advertised by Airbnb will still be as popular. Photo: Shutterstock Venice’s normally busy streets and canals have been empty during the coronavirus lockdown. It remains to be seen how tourism recovers from the crisis, and whether short-term holiday rental properties such as those advertised by Airbnb will still be as popular. Photo: Shutterstock
Venice’s normally busy streets and canals have been empty during the coronavirus lockdown. It remains to be seen how tourism recovers from the crisis, and whether short-term holiday rental properties such as those advertised by Airbnb will still be as popular. Photo: Shutterstock
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