Collaborative Economy and Tourism

Perspectives, Politics, Policies and Prospects

  • Dianne Dredge
  • Szilvia Gyimóthy

Part of the Tourism on the Verge book series (TV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Dianne Dredge, Szilvia Gyimóthy
    Pages 1-12
  3. Theoretical Explorations

  4. Disruptions, Innovations and Transformations

  5. Encounters and Communities

  6. Futures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Dianne Dredge, Szilvia Gyimóthy
      Pages 307-323

About this book


This book employs an interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral lens to explore the collaborative dynamics that are currently disrupting, re-creating and transforming the production and consumption of tourism. House swapping, ridesharing, voluntourism, couchsurfing, dinner hosting, social enterprise and similar phenomena are among these collective innovations in tourism that are shaking the very bedrock of an industrial system that has been traditionally sustained along commercial value chains.

To date there has been very little investigation of these trends, which have been inspired by, amongst other things, de-industrialization processes and post-capitalist forms of production and consumption, postmaterialism, the rise of the third sector and collaborative governance. Addressing that gap, this book explores the character, depth and breadth of these disruptions, the creative opportunities for tourism that are emerging from them, and how governments are responding to these new challenges. In doing so, the book provides both theoretical and practical insights into the future of tourism in a world that is, paradoxically, becoming both increasingly collaborative and individualized.


Collaborative economy Collaborative governance Collective innovation Global mobilities Social enterprise Value creation networks

Editors and affiliations

  • Dianne Dredge
    • 1
  • Szilvia Gyimóthy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Culture & Global StudiesAalborg UniversityCopenhagen SVDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Culture & Global StudiesAalborg UniversityCopenhagen SVDenmark

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