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In Cambodia, what does ‘sharing economy’ mean?

The Phnom Penh Post’s Weekend edition has an interesting piece on Airbnb: Hoteliers worried by rise in peer-to-peer rentals. Journalist Lara Dunston quoted prominent author Elizabeth Becker, Airbnb’s spokesperson, and a few other well-established businesses. This is a thought-provoking story for Cambodian citizens. The question is: will this disruption really help better Cambodia’s communities by creating more opportunities among the locals? Both Airbnb and Uber have been unstoppable the way they expand globally. I’d really like to see how the local media will cover this topic with reactions from more sources, including the government. A quick Google search suggests that you can ‘rent from people in Cambodia from $10/night.’

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