Launch of misterbnb, the first international gay apartment & room/vacation rental website, 100% covered by insurance.
Misterbnb offers gay and gay-friendly travelers a unique service that allows them to experience travel in a new way and to discover popular gay destinations at lower costs, with people just like them.
For three years, the market for short-term apartment rentals between individuals has drastically increased internationally with the launch of websites like AirBnB, HouseTrip or Sejourning. But until now, it was impossible for gay travelers to feel secure and welcomed, without prejudice, by their future hosts. “Having had experience renting apartments to individuals I quickly realized the limitations of apartment rental sites. I could sometimes notice how apartment owners felt uncomfortable with me staying with my boyfriend, and it made us feel uncomfortable too. This is why I had the idea to create an apartment rental website specifically tailored for the gay community, where anyone can be accommodated in the best conditions possible”.
Matthieu JOST, misterbnb co-founder.
misterbnb is the first short-term apartment rental website in the world dedicated to a community of gay and gay-friendly travelers to provide insurance to its users. Although the site is primarily aimed at a gay target, misterbnb is also open to all travelers and open-minded owners. We believe in promoting friendliness and tranquility among the misterbnb community. Access to warm and welcoming environments in the hearts of international gay cities will soon be open to all.
A concept perfectly adapted to gay travelers
Urban destinations are the favored playgrounds for gay travelers constantly looking for trendy new addresses and original places. misterbnb is a good way to connect with the local gay scene (gay bars and clubs, the best restaurants, hip shops…). Apartment owners listed on misterbnb are the real ambassadors of local gay life. They are often willing to share the best addresses and insider’s tips to travelers staying over for a short period.
The misterbnb experience is to feel free to party all night and to come back home whenever you want. It also means not having to rush home afraid to miss the deadline for breakfast.
Rent to travel cheaper and / or save money
misterbnb facilitates rentals between gays around the world. It connects travelers who want to live a unique experience at lower costs and renters ready to open their primary residences, fully or partially, while generating additional revenue. Hosts enroll their apartments for free. Future tenants can choose what suits them.
misterbnb and EuropAssistance have teamed up to offer a multi-risk insurance to reassure its users in case of incidents during their rental period (damage and breakage, fraud, etc.)
A famous model as misterbnb ambassador: Johan Akan
Famous French top model Johan Akan will be the misterbnb brand ambassador. He will be the face of misterbnb worldwide. In 2010, Akan graced the cover of TETU magazine where he was photographed with actress Catherine Deneuve. Just weeks after he finished his shooting, he secured a huge print advertisement for Nivea.
misterbnb was founded in 2013 after the meeting of two well-established start-ups: myGayTrip.com, international gay travel guide, and Sejourning.com, apartments with private insurance. As partners in misterbnb, the founders of these start-ups want to provide tailored options to a large sector of consumers in a market that is already highly competitive. An international venture, the site is currently available in 2 languages (English and French) and will soon be available in Spanish. misterbnb is a response to a strong demand for collaborative tourism in the booming niche of gay tourism.
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