The commercial home enterprise and host: a United Kingdom perspective

Paul A. Lynch

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    Different approaches to the study of small accommodation enterprises emanating from outside of hospitality are identified and a new hospitality-derived approach described: the commercial home enterprise (CHE). The commercial home sector is a numerically important yet often neglected part of the commercial accommodation sector and is briefly described and associated statistical problems highlighted. A critical review is undertaken of key studies concerning the commercial home host, identified as an integral part of the commercial home product, and inferences drawn out. Finally, broad characteristics of the CHE are summarised and areas for future research suggested.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)533-553
    Number of pages20
    JournalInternational Journal of Hospitality Management
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005


    • commercial
    • home enterprise
    • United Kingdom
    • accomodation
    • hospitality


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