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Sharing Hobart: Managing the rise of Airbnb


Public Forum

Start Date

22 Jun 2017 6:00 pm

End Date

22 Jun 2017 7:30 pm


Hobart and Launceston

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WHERE: Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Sandy Bay campus

STREAMED LIVE TO LAUNCESTON: Barrel Room, Saint John Craft Beer Bar, 133 St John Street, Launceston

Hobart is experiencing a bed shortage - for tourists and residents alike. Meanwhile, Hobartians are opening up their own homes to tourists with sharing platforms like Airbnb and Stayz. Join us to discuss what this might mean for traditional operators and tourism standards, for Hobart’s neighbourhoods and for renters.

This event will be Livestreamed to Launceston, where it will be followed by a community discussion facilitated by Andrew Pitt, Institute for the Study of Social Change, on the implications of Airbnb on Launceston and Northern Tasmania.


Dr Anne Hardy, Director, Tourism Research and Education Network, University of Tasmania
Luke Martin, Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania
Professor Peter Phibbs, Chair of Urban & Regional Planning & Policy, University of Sydney
Huw Phillips, Public Policy Associate, Airbnb

With additional contributions from invited guests and stakeholders.

Master of Ceremonies: Professor Richard Eccleston, Director, Institute for the Study of Social Change

Presented in partnership by the Institute for the Study of Social Change and The Mercury.

UPDATE: If you missed this event, catch up with a livestream recording via our post-event Blog post Hundreds turn out for Airbnb forum in Hobart

For more information visit our earlier blog post Debate over the impact of Airbnb in Hobart to be debated at a public forum


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