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 September.
Openride – Ridesharing company currently in beta in 2016. They plan to cover the U.S., Europe and Canada but initial launch is only in California.
Wunder – Ridesharing in metro Manila. Appears to have launched about 5 years ago.
Riders Share – Peer to peer motorcycle rental, just launched in the U.S. in 2016.
ShareACamper – New Zealand peer to peer campervan rentals founded in 2014 – They recently raised a €2 million seed round
GoBaby – Peer to peer baby gear rental for travelers. Just launched in NYC.
DayLui – Peer to peer gear rental in the UK, offering a lot of stuff travelers could use: bikes, boats, cameras and more. Founded in 2016
Experiences and Activities
BeeShary – Peer to peer experiences and crafts. Currently in France, 2016 launch
Vuepeer seems to have launched this year with a blog, The Shared Times, focused on peer to peer travel news. They also recently introduced a search tool for a limited number of peer to peer travel companies. According to their blog, the intention is “… offering profiles which allow users to condense their peer to peer activity and link to their listings on different marketplaces. We will also be offering a travel guide service which allows users to search and get back listings that match their travel parameters.”