Alan Clarke

Alan Clarke

Alan Clarke is the CEO of Homestay.com, an accommodation marketplace and growing competitor to Airbnb where the host is present for every stay. Prior to this, Alan was Head of Games at online gaming company, Paddypower.com in Dublin and he has also worked for Yahoo! Alan has travelled to nearly 40 countries around the world from hotels and hostels to a yurt in Outer Mongolia and always enjoys local experience along the way.

Alan Clarke

Alan Clarke

Alan Clarke

It is time for the sharing economy to embrace homestays in Europe

European cities are clamping down on Airbnb’s short-term empty rental accommodation in a bid to solve the lack of housing for locals and Uber is under fire due to its aggressive fare-hiking at peak times – some have said that this spells the end for the sharing economy.

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