Hospitality Networks:
Conclusions

In the last four posts we’ve explored the different operating and revenue models of Couchsurfing and its various competitors. Since then I’ve had a chance to talk to some of the founders of the other sites I wrote about, and had some interesting discussions with other readers too. Now it’s time to tackle the big questions we’ve been circling … Continue reading “Hospitality Networks:
Conclusions”

Hospitality Networks:
The Current Field

In my previous post, I described the general concept and business model of Couchsurfing and a few basic problems with it: no sustainable revenue model demand / supply imbalance (more “surfers” than hosts) geographic imbalance (hosts in popular destinations are swamped) safety and trust In this one I’ll review a number of their current competitors … Continue reading “Hospitality Networks:
The Current Field”