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Couchsurfing: An understanding of the hosts’ willingness to offer accommodation free of charge to relative strangers
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of the research was to get a better understanding of why one might be a couch surfing host. The focus of this study is the general concept of the Couchsurfing platform which has created the possibility for travelers from all over the world, to offer or to request (or both) hospitality free of charge. As a part of a qualitative study, online interviews were held with six hosts located in different countries around the world. The findings of the data gathered while conducting the research, give an insight of how people choose their potential guests, how they negotiate trust along with what is the that they gain out of sharing the privacy of their homes with ‘strangers’.

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2018.
Keywords [en]
Couchsurfing, hospitality exchange, reciprocity, sharing, sharing economy, trust
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-28872OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-28872DiVA, id: diva2:1261975
Available from: 2018-11-09 Created: 2018-11-09

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