Sharing economy

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

Why the little guys matter in Hong Kong’s Airbnb debate

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