Is the sharing economy making it easier to teach hospitality and tourism? | The Insight Files |

Hospitality and tourism students enter a post-academic life in a variety of careers and locations. And no matter where they are, the sharing economy will find them. Hospitality programs don't instruct students how to be 'sharing economy hosts' but with the rise of sites such as Airbnb, students enter a field where travellers have a growing choice of where to stay and what kind of guest experience they desire. The dilemma universities face is how to explain these landscape changes to students, if at all. Additionally, the type of career Airbnb could offer a hospitality or tourism graduate today is unclear.