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Homestay One of 10 Innovators to Demonstrate at PhoCusWright's Travel Innovation Summit Europe

DUBLIN, IRELAND -- (Marketwired) -- 04/22/14 -- Ten travel innovators will take the stage at May's Travel Innovation Summit Europe, hosted in Dublin by PhoCusWright, including Homestay.com. In recognition of its consumer-facing innovative homestay accommodation marketplace and its host-focused inventory management platform, Homestay.com will share the stage with other emerging leaders in the travel space.

The Travel Innovation Summit Europe showcases the next wave of innovation in travel. Attendees come prepared to discover the next market-changing innovations, seeking fresh ideas, new partners and investment opportunities. The 10 global innovators that take the stage represent the best of the best, and the event's demonstrations of each innovation deliver an attendee experience like no other.

Homestays offer travelers a "host present" lodging option, enhancing 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 multiple accommodations, opening up new ways for property owners, aggregators and event managers to reach and serve potential guests.

PhoCusWright's experienced analyst team carefully screens each candidate to find the best and eliminate the hype. There are no "speakers" or "presenters" at the Travel Innovation Summit. The innovators demonstrate their products through onstage walkthroughs of their technologies and tools. Attendees have open access to the innovators and are encouraged to connect and provide feedback throughout the event.

The homestay sector has grown in popularity, moving into mainstream travel. No longer just for students, it is now a recognized accommodation alternative for tourists seeking out a more authentic local travel experience. Homestay.com estimates that the global homestay market spend is in the region of EUR10 billion.

For a closer look at the conference program please visit the PhoCusWright Europe website. You are invited to attend the demonstration to meet the Homestay.com staff and learn more about the homestay experience.

Hosts can sign up for free on Homestay.com here: http://www.homestay.com/host. For homestay providers, internship companies, study abroad agencies and language schools seeking a real-time homestay management platform, visit: https://homestaymanager.com/.

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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