This study embraces destination image analytics, design thinking and peer-to-peer accommodation services. The paper aims to support marketers in rethinking the way they design destination experiences and marketing strategies by synergising with contemporary trends in the peer-to-peer accommodation sector and help integrate them into destination marketing systems. Thus, a holistic process is developed to reveal how destination image is constructed that applies compositional data analysis on almost one million Airbnb reviews from four Spanish urban destinations on a temporal basis (two consecutive periods). The designative aspect of image distinguishes the destinations, and temporal image trends are observed. These insights allow marketers to re-formulate and design marketing and experience strategies that align with the needs and experiences of contemporary tourists.
Keywords: Online travel reviews; Peer-to-peer accommodation; Destination image analytics;
Compositional data analysis; Tourist experience design; Airbnb