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 peer to peer travel news summary for May.
GoCamp – founded in 2017 this peer to peer campervan rental service is focused mainly in the northwest of the U.S. Many of the campers look super cute. And they facilitate one-way rentals: you pay a fee for this and GoCamp works to find someone for the return trip. If they can’t find someone 30 days prior to your trip, you can either cancel or pay the cost to get the van back to the owner (a recovery fee). They have one-way trips listed on their website (returning vans for other one-ways) which is a really intriguing option.
Getaround, Peer to peer car rental platform based in the U.S. bought their European counterpart, Drivy in April. Combined the company now has over 5 million users.
Bewelcome, a couchsurfing-like network for people to find free hosted lodging, in April launched a totally redesigned website.
Wandure launched a new app in 2018 which connects travelers with peer to peer tours and activities. It also helps people find travel buddies. The app is pretty slick and they have experiences listed in some cities in Europe as well as Ottawa, Canada, where they were founded.