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 April with a few items of news about older companies included as well. This year started off slow, but I found a […]
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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 February and March.
I’ve been interested in Vuepeer since coming across the site last September and reading about their plan to build metasearch tools for sharing economy travel services. Vuepeer also has a blog, The Shared Times, focused on peer to peer travel news. Recently I had the chance to talk with Vuepeer CEO, Alex Smolen, about his goals for this […]
If you’ve set up a home exchange or you are going to rent out your home on a platform like AirBnb you need to provide guests with some basic information about your house. Maybe this is only the wifi password and where to find clean towels. I like to err on the side of too […]
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 […]
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 […]