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Homestay.com Extends Warm Welcome to HouseTrip Hosts

As Market Matures and Consolidates, a New Home Is Being Found for Host-Present Lodging Options

DUBLIN, IRELAND -- (Marketwired) -- 05/02/14 -- Dublin-based Homestay.com extended a warm welcome today to homeowners and landlords looking for a new home for their host-present, shared lodging listings after HouseTrip announced the removal of private rooms from their listings.

Hosts can sign up for free on Homestay.com at http://www.homestay.com/host. Homestay.com offers tools and services to help hosts, property owners and event planners manage accommodation options. Homestay providers, internship companies, study abroad agencies and language schools seeking a real-time homestay management platform can visit https://homestaymanager.com/ for more information.

Homestay.com, recognized by PhoCusWright as a travel innovator, enhances the travel experience through the hospitality and local knowledge of the host. Homestay.com matches guests searching for accommodations with hosts who want to rent a room on a nightly, weekly or monthly basis. It also offers a platform for managing and creating one off host networks, opening up new ways for property owners, aggregators and event managers to reach and serve potential guests.

"I'm not surprised by the move to consolidate and specialize HouseTrip's listings," said Alan Clarke, CEO of Homestay.com. "Segmentation and specialization are signs of maturation, and in a market that has seen significant growth thanks to technology advances and the rise of the collaborative, shared economy. Sharing is what homestays are all about. Our hosts want to share their home, their hospitality and their world with the guest. The host-present accommodation option is a very different experience from that of simply renting a room. It's an option that more and more savvy travelers are taking advantage of, and we're pleased to see the market grow in a way that will create a better experience for both hosts and guests."

About Homestay.com
Homestay.com is a Dublin-based firm pioneering new ways to enjoy experiential accommodation choices through a "host present" homestay model. Homestay.com is a limited company and has raised venture capital funding through Delta Partners Ltd. The company also provides the Homestay Manager software to Homestay agencies and host families worldwide. Homestay.com chairman is Paddy Holahan, the founder and CEO of Newbay. CEO is Alan Clarke, previously of PaddyPower.com.

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