Heritage Explains: How Airbnb Is Helping Not Hurting

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Heritage Explains: How Airbnb Is Helping Not Hurting

Apr 20th, 2018 1 min read
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Michelle Cordero

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Michelle Cordero oversees the day-to-day editorial operations of Heritage.org.
In 2017 direct spending by resident and international travelers in the United States averaged $2.8 billion dollars a day. iStock / Getty Images Plus

This week, Romina Boccia, deputy director of Heritage’s Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies and Grover M. Hermann Research Fellow explains the "Airbnb effect" and new research that’s proving that alternative lodging is actually increasing tourism and overall travel, with direct benefits for local economies.

Show Notes: Airbnb May Not Be Good for Hotels, but It’s a Boon for Everyone Else