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Chapter 13 Networks in China

DOI: 10.23912/9781911396512-3611

ISBN: 9781911396512

Published: December 2017

Component type: chapter

Published in: Peer-to-Peer Accommodation Networks

Parent DOI: 10.23912/9781911396512-3454



China is not like most other countries around the world. The Chinese market has not embraced Airbnb whole-heartedly. There are a number of explanations: Chinese people prefer online platforms in Chinese language, and have available to them several platforms, many of which they perceive to have advantages over Airbnb: these are more flexible and better cater to the needs of the Chinese market. And Chinese people feel that their home is only for the use of their family. In traditional culture, homes are not places shared with strangers.


  • Yixiao Xiang, Department of Tourism Management, School of Management, Shandong University, China (Author)
  • Sara Dolnicar, Department of Tourism, UQ Business School, The University of Queensland, Australia (Author) http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5176-3161

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Xiang & Dolnicar, 2017

Xiang, Y. & Dolnicar, S. (2017) "Chapter 13 Networks in China" In: Dolnicar, S. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/9781911396512-3611


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