AIRBNB: A competition for traditional hotels in Copenhage, Denmark
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- Master's theses (SV-NHS) 
Тhе Ѕhаrіng есonomу hаѕ oреned doorѕ to mаnу buѕіnеѕѕ concepts withіn thе hoѕріtаlіtу industry but аt thе ѕаmе tіmе distressed long-ѕtаndіng іnduѕtrіеѕ. Аіrbnb іѕ one of the companies that form of thе ѕhаrіng есonomу which introduced this concept in the hotel industry. Currently, different researchers and hoteliers have considered that there is an effect of the emergence of Airbnb on traditional hotels. The study aim is to analyse the effect of Airbnb on the traditional hotels in Copenhagen, Denmark.This study was conducted with the help of different consumer behaviour theories and models such as Customer satisfaction model, Kano model and traditional macro model of customer satisfaction. The research has collected relevant literature focusing on the sharing economy, Airbnb, online reputation and customer satisfaction. The study is based on primary and secondary data, where the primary quantitative data have been collected from 100 tourists in Copenhagen, Denmark with the help of a questionnaire, and the secondary quantitative data have been collected from the website of Airbnb as the review of 1000 customers at 30 sites. The qualitative data was collected from 3 Airbnb managers and 3 traditional hotel managers with the help of interviews. The primary quantitative data have been analysed using IBM-SPSS, and the qualitative data have been analysed based on the thematic analysis. The study results show that there is a significant impact of Airbnb on the traditional hotels in Copenhagen, Denmark as the price structure has changed, revenue has decreased and there is a considerable difference in the occupancy rate. The study results also show that the average rating of the Airbnb is 4.1, which is high, and it can be a threat to traditional hotels. Managers of the traditional hotels should focus on improving their quality of service, promoting their unique selling promotion, using digital marketing and analysing the data to identify the pattern of visits of guests.
Master's thesis in International Hospitality Management