Airbnb To Surpass Uber By 2019 As Shared Space Platform Revenues Soar To $6 Billion Globally
Space Rental and Ride-Sharing Set to Drive Sharing Economy
Hampshire, UK -- New data from Juniper Research has found that shared space providers including Airbnb and WeWork, are set to see platform revenues surpass those taken by ride-sharing providers Uber and Lyft by 2019.
The research discovered that the ease of use provided by Airbnb in terms of no-nonsense booking, as well as the financial rewards available to registered property owners, will see a surge in both listings and bookings.
Hotel Industry to Face Increased CompetitionForecast growth in the shared space industry will hold significant concern for the hotel industry, where in many cases shared space providers are not bound by the same rules and regulations as traditional establishments, leading them to undercut pricing and avoid restrictions.
Research author Lauren Foye explained: "the shared space industry, which includes provider Airbnb, is set to significantly impact the hotel industry, with consumers set to spend over $34 billion in 2020. That sum represents approximately 6% of today's global hotel industry market size."
Uber Driven to Expand, No Matter the CostWhilst Uber has struggled to gain a significant foothold in China, largely due to the dominance of Taxi hailing service Didi Kuaidi, Uber is not without the determination and the means to force its way into new markets. Uber has reportedly spent $1 billion per year on expansion in China alone. In addition, it has recently set its sights on disrupting the huge motorbike taxi industries of India and Thailand, displaying a willingness and drive to aggressively obtain market share
Uber's February announcement that it is to launch its UberMOTO service in India, opens it to an enormous potential market - the city of Bangalore alone has 3.5 million registered motorbikes, and India already allows motorbike taxi bookings through applications in two states.
The whitepaper, Sharing Economy ~ Uber Disruptive is available to download from the Juniper website together with further details of the new research.
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