The bright side of Airbnb:
Not everything is black or white. While we understand the issues arising from Airbnb, there are definitely some advantages and upsides.
For one, Airbnb has acknowledged the arising problems and has made a commitment to improving the situation, especially in areas suffering from over-tourism.
According to Airbnb’s own study (studies can be read a million different ways), 31%-96% of Airbnb experiences take place outside of the main tourist areas. Of course, there are enormous implications where Airbnb gets too commercialized, but in many places, it offers an easy tap into tourism for locals.