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. I didn’t post one for January as that was a slow news month.
Triponyu – an Indonesian business that just launched in 2017 focuses on tours and experiences in Indonesia. They also have some home stays listed.
Spotted by Locals – this one isn’t new, in fact it’s 10 years old! But it’s a useful app with city guides sourced by locals. They currently cover Europe, the Middle East and North America.
Turo, one of the biggest peer to peer car rental businesses has expanded to Germany. Turo already has over 200,000 cars listed in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Last year Turo raised $92 million in funding and acquired the German peer-to-peer car sharing service Croove.
RentMyRide is a peer to peer car rental business launched in South Africa in 2016. They have about 1,000 cars listed, a good option if you’re in that country and need a rental car.
Twisted Road launched a peer to peer motorcycle rental business in 2017. Currently they have a few hundred bikes listed in the United States.
RVezy is a Canadian peer to peer camper rental network. They launched in 2016. RVezy has partnered with RVshare (an American p to p RV rental company) in RVshare’s expansion into Canada.
Mighway is another peer to peer RV rental network. They are based in New Zealand and also offer rentals in the U.S. They launched in 2015 and entered the US market in 2017. Mighway was acquired this month by TH2, an RV manufacture, rental and sales business. It’s unclear if the acquisition will change anything about the company’s operations.