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.
Tours & Activities
Wandaroo – Peer to peer tours, just launched in the U.S. and currently only has offerings in Florida.
OrderTrip – Customizable tours by locals, currently in beta launch but with a scattering of offerings all around the world. The website is in Japanese and English but there are not yet any tours in Japan.
Zeeno – Peer to peer tours through a mobile app. No advance booking required. They appear to be pre-launch right now.
Sidestory – Tours in London. Just launched, presumably they will expand elsewhere over time.
Terrapetti – Peer to peer food experiences, food tours, cooking classes and home cooked meals are included in the activities you can find on this site. They also advertise lodging hosted by foodies. Launched in 2016.
Hopineo – Trade labor for lodging and food through this site dedicated to work that furthers social good. They have opportunities around the world across a wide range of skills. Launched in 2014.
MyFriendsRoom – Peer to peer rental lodging from within your friend network. They’re tackling the question of trust in the sharing economy by limiting you to people within your networks and their friends. I suppose the success of this depends on how big of a network you have and how much they like to travel.
Bagshare – Peer to peer delivery all around the world. It looks like they launched in 2016 and only have a few listings so far.