Let’s talk Research.

Our researchers are working to answer questions in the industry through a number of outlets. Below, please explore some of our recent research projects.


Public Safety influence on performance of peer-to-peer lodging

“Spatial Effects of Crime on Peer to Peer Lodging Performance” - Yu-Hua Xu, Jin-Won Kim, and Lori Pennington-Gray

June 2019- “Best Paper”, TTRA 50th Annual International Conference

Peer-to-peer lodging is becoming indispensable piece of the tourism industry in the past decade. Reports of crimes associated with the trend are also on the rise. The study analyzed the city of Orlando with the purpose of examining the spatial effects of crime on P2P lodging performance based on revenue per available room (RevPAR). Destination, community and individual property levels were analyzed as well as different types of crimes and types of accommodation. The results show community safety is more influential than individual property level crimes. To the tourism industry, the study provides meaningful insights for destination planning and P2P businesses: indispensable collaboration between government and community to create a safe environment, improving businesses and tourism.


Relationship between Airbnb locations and crime

“Exploring the Spatial Relationship between Airbnb Rental and Crime” - Yu-Hua Xu, Jin-Won Kim, and Lori Pennington-Gray

June 2017 - “Best Graduate Colloquium Paper”, TTRA 48th Annual International Conference


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