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Homestay aims to be the go-to site for the alternative accommodation market

3rd April, 2016
Alan Clarke, chief executive, Homesta Picture: Bryan Meade

By 2019, online accommodation platforms are expected to have carved out a marketplace worth $170 billion. Homestay, a Dublin-based alternative hospitality company, is planning to take its share.

The company was founded three years ago by Tom Kennedy, a co-founder of Hostelworld.com – which sold for €200 million in 2009 – and Debbie Flynn, director and founder of the international internship company Irish Education Partners.

Its concept is similar to that of Airbnb, but with an important...

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