by Lisa A. Grimaldi | October 07, 2016

Destination Marketing Association International and Airbnb are jointly developing a publication to educate the association's members about the shared-accommodations sector of the sharing economy. The Policy & Trends Brief, scheduled for release in December, will examine the current state of shared accommodations, the sector's potential impact on communities and public-policy considerations for DMOs, as well as potential resolutions. The goal of this brief is to help DMOs remain positive and confident in working with this sector of the visitor economy.

"Airbnb is proud to partner with DMAI and its member organizations," said Chris Lehane, head of global policy and communications, Airbnb. "We look forward to sharing our knowledge of the impact of the sharing economy on the travel sector."

Don Welsh, DMAI's president and CEO, added, "We look forward to working in partnership with the Airbnb team to develop an essential resource for our members. This is the first in a series of policy briefs by DMAI that will explore the potential implications, disruptions and opportunities the sharing economy presents within the travel and tourism industry."