Drawing on the network sociality concept, this article investigates network relationality principles relating to shareable tourism experiences through peer-to-peer platforms. The methodology is based on a case study approach, using qualitative research tools. Four key principles of network relationality emerge from the findings: temporary belongingness, a priori empathy, technology as bridge to face-to-face interactions, and relational spaces. More than mere social interaction, network relationality focuses on the intensity of temporary relationships which shape the tourist experience beyond accommodation services.

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Keywords Network relationality, hospitality, tourism experience, host-guest interaction, sharing economy, sociality
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2019.1594722, hdl.handle.net/1765/115866
Journal Current Issues in Tourism
Marques, L, & Gondim Matos, B. (2019). Network relationality in the tourism experience: staging sociality in homestays. Current Issues in Tourism. doi:10.1080/13683500.2019.1594722