A lot of my posts in January were obituaries: I went through my spreadsheet of sharing economy travel companies and figured out which ones closed to remove them from the table. This is a pretty simple manual process of opening every website to see if it’s still in operation. Naturally, in a space filled with […]
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I took a look at the 2016 year end statistics for ShareTraveler.com and summed things up here. Readership has grown steadily over the past three years. In 2016 I had almost 90,000 views and over 40,000 visitors. Comments also doubled each year compared to the previous year.
December was a slow month for peer to peer travel news. Below I report on a few new sharing economy travel companies launched, and a bit of funding news from the industry. All new companies have been added to my spreadsheet of sharing economy travel services.
On a recent trip to Taipei, which for me is largely about eating delicious foods, I scheduled a food tour with the peer to peer activities network Triip. After my research into sharing economy activities in Taiwan I was excited to find that Triip has a few offerings that are free! I selected a tour of the […]
One of the financial challenges faced by travelers is figuring out what to do with left over foreign currency. It’s almost impossible to estimate your cash needs exactly when in a foreign country, and so even if you’re getting today’s exchange rate at a fee free ATM, you still end up with some left over at […]
These days new sharing economy travel companies launch every week, and I sometimes discover established businesses that I had missed. All of these get added to my spreadsheet of sharing economy travel services. Here’s the summary for November.
Preparing for a short trip to Taiwan I did some research on potential peer-to-peer tours and activities, with a focus on food options because this is one of my favorite countries for delicious eating. I came up with a number of services that do have some good choices in Taipei and the surrounding area, though […]
These days new sharing economy travel companies launch every week, and I sometimes discover established businesses that I had missed. All of these get added to my spreadsheet of sharing economy travel services. Here’s the summary for October.
Most people don’t put a slum tour on their list of activities to do while on vacation. But part of the value of peer-to-peer tour platforms is the creativity it offers people who can craft their own unique offerings. And I am always interested in seeing local life in the places I visit, so the Kibera slum tour […]