Airbnb.com – Travel like human
ALEXIOU MELISSA – GEORGAKOPOULOU HARA – SAPOUNAS
SOKRATIS – CHARALAMPOPOULOU STAYRIANNA
About collaborative consumption
Collaborative consumption is a class of economic
arrangements in which
participants share access
to products or services,
rather than having
Often this model is
enabled by technology
and peer communities.
Reducing carbon foot print by sharing transportation
Saving costs by borrowing and recycling items
Increasing happiness and contentment due to
positive social interactions
social lending (Zopa)
peer-to-peer task assignments (TaskRabbit)
peer-to-peer travel experiences (LocalGuiding)
car sharing (Zipcar)
peer-to-peer accommodation and many others
Airbnb, the start-up company we are dealing with in
This presentation belongs to the last marketplace.
Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco,
California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for
people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations
around the world — online or from a mobile phone.
Whether an apartment for
a night, a castle for a week,
or a villa for a month,
Airbnb connects people to
unique travel experiences,
at any price point, in more
than 33,000 cities
You can use your
Facebook account or
Create a completely new
One for airbnb.
want to go…
You choose a place to
stay from the list that
shows up below your
For example, let’s say
You want to go to
You check out your choice.
There are plenty
Of pictures to see and they
Include every room of the
place you chose. There are
Also pictures from the area
You’ll be staying.
If don’t like it, you can
You can also see reviews for the apartment and it’s
Owner and even contact him or her.
Here are some places you could stay
United Kingdom – The ―Owl house‖
Why should someone use airbnb?
Airbnb offers you the experience of traveling
economically all over the world
You get to know many people and learn about their
culture and customs
You can stay in touch with people you’ve met in the
past (friends from university, for example)
The humanistic side of Airbnb – the profile of a
company that cares
There is always a ―but‖ and in this case it’s about safety
The only guarantee one can have comes from the reviews
about each place and owner plus the owners profile page.
But how do I know that the given informations are true?
What if the profile page is fake?
What if the owner or the visitor is a psycho killer? How
do I know that me and my family will be safe, either we
are travelers or hosts?
The competition comes from other alike start-up
companies such as:
Servas Open Doors
The actual experience
―I literally just booked a place in Hong Kong through
Airbnb. It's great value for what you get. The best part is,
you get to stay in someone's home instead of a sterile hotel
―Used it on a trip in the US. Smartest thing to do. Met
some great people (who live in Belgium) and made contacts
in the process. Highly recommend it. Make sure to read reviews
and be smart about it, but you really can't go wrong.‖
―I used air bnb when i stayed in Paris. Would definitely use
this website again in the future. The people were really friendly
and helpful, they provided lots of helpful information highly
―I like the theory behind it, but I had an absolutely
horrible experience with it while I was in the US.
Long story short I discovered the host had cancelled
my reservation and Airbnb forgot to tell me. I found
out the day I was supposed to pick up the keys, and
had to fork out for a hotel instead same day. Cost me
an extra $700 for the 4 nights, and it took Airbnb 2
weeks to refund my money. Didn't even get an
apology from them for anything. I'll never use it
Airbnb in Greece
Greece was always a country that attracted travelers
from all over the world and of course it couldn’t stay
out from the Airbnb project.
Today, more than 4.000 estates are available in
In this period where the financial crisis is on the
table, a platform as Airbnb is an important tool for
someone who wants to have a profit
Athens, Thessaloniki, Pelion and Crete are only a few
of the choices you have. Just make one!