Many of us are shunning tourism hotspots and instead preferring to undertake immersive experiences that make us feel like a local. Dr Michael Volgger, Co-Director of Curtin University’s Tourism Research Cluster, explains the Airbnb phenomenon, and also delves into the topic of ‘robots in tourism’.

  • Why has Airbnb had such a profound impact on travel? (0.34)
  • How does the impact of home-sharing platforms differ around the world? (2.47)
  • Why are seeking those ‘local’ experiences? (7.26)
  • Will AI technology impact our holiday experiences? (11.05)
  • What factors could make people give up travelling? (13.45)
  • Dr Volgger discusses research into travel ‘atmospheres’ and authentic travel experiences (16.48)



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