Do I need to be matched to a Local Partner?
No it is not mandatory to be matched to a Local Partner.
Some of our hosts are matched to an independent Local Partner so that they can be visited and verified as part of an approval process but it is not necessary to be visited and verified to go live on Homestay.com.
A Local Partner provides support to hosts, helping with the set-up process and answering any questions hosts may have. Additionally, Local Partners typically offer hosts further opportunity to earn additional revenue through their own direct booking channels outside of the Homestay.com website.
If we don’t match you with a Local Partner, Homestay.com will approve you to go live on the site and may at a later stage match you with a Local Partner who would visit and verify your homestay. If you are not matched with a Local Partner, Homestay.com will provide direct support to you, helping you with the set-up process and answering any questions you may have.