Americans: Sharing Economy Services Deliver Better Value, Local Experiences

Sharing economyA few weeks back, we shared the news that more than half of Americans plan to use sharing economy services this summer—which marks a huge jump from just a year ago.

Well, the engine behind that survey—Allianz Global Assistance—has more to share. When asked to compare sharing economy services to “traditional services,” 35% of Americans revealed that they feel the former offer better value for the money. Just 19% declared that traditional services return more value, with the rest of those polled believing that the value is the same or that they don’t know.

Sharing economy services also provide a more authentic local experience than traditional services, according to the survey. A full third (33%, up from 22% last year) of US travelers see sharing economy as the better bet in this category, while 22% give the nod to traditional services. These findings, and more, are below:


Disclaimer: Johnny Jet works as an ambassador for Allianz Global Assistance (AGA Service Company) and receives financial compensation.


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Americans: Sharing Economy Services Deliver Better Value, Local Experiences
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