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The Sharing Economy Career Options | Hospitality Industry Careers for Students

In terms of looking at a career in the accommodation side of the hospitality industry, you have probably been taught about hotels and maybe Airbnb as the big competitor. But did you know that there is SO MUCH more than that?


Today I am going to show you companies and job opportunities in the non-hotel accommodation sector of the hospitality industry, also called the sharing economy.


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The Sharing Economy


The accommodation side of the hospitality industry includes many companies and sub-sectors beyond hotels. Companies like Airbnb, Couchsurfing and WeWork popularised this concept. It has now grown into a huge part of the hospitality industry with more career opportunities than โ€œtraditionalโ€ hotel career options.


We already covered the hotels part of the accommodation business at the start of this series, Hospitality Industry Careers, learn about restaurants, events and other sectors here.


Apartment rentals market

Starting off, we