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Alternative Accommodation Solution

When hotel supply is low and room prices are high during large events, 'pop-up' homestays offer attendees value for money and a unique experience, and benefit for the local community.

“I found lots of overpriced, low quality hotels when searching for somewhere to stay. I thought that the locals would be renting out their rooms for the World Cup. When I found host Selma in Curitiba was available at a reasonable price, I cancelled a hotel booking I'd already made.”
Gennieve, USA Guest, Brazil June 2014
“My spare room is empty during the summertime and hosting visitors attending the event seemed like a good way to meet some new people and earn a little extra holiday spending money.”
Fiona, Glasgow Host, Scotland August 2014
an entity that opens in a specific location and intended to operate for only a short period of time
a private home where the host is present offering accommodation to paying guests

How It Works

Recruit Homestays

Recruit homestays

Build a network of local hosts solely for your event with marketing support from our team

Accommodation Marketplace

Accomodation marketplace

Offer event attendees a co-branded marketplace to book homestays

Global Scale

Organisers of the 2015 World Meeting of Families event in Philadelphia attended by Pope Francis have selected as the alternative accommodation solution.

10,000 conference delegates • 150 Nationalities • 2 million visitors

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Our Partners

“As the Commonwealth Games happens at the peak tourism season, we are doing everything we can to signpost visitors to a range of accommodation options that will make the Games experience available to everyone who wants to come. For that reason, we've created a dedicated page on providing advice to visitors on finding accommodation including home-stay providers.”
Visit Scotland
“Homestays align with the mission of the World Meeting event and with the philosophy of Pope Francis, encouraging community and promoting family. Homestays will enhance and enrich the cultural experience for Congress attendees, and allow visitors to get a truly local feel for Philadelphia.”
World Meeting of Families

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