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Published on : Friday, June 23, 2017
The solo female traveller market has attained a new gravitas amongst the millennials. To make it more rewarding and less troublesome, Overnight – a site and app similar to Airbnb, has teamed up with Girls Love Travel, a women-only online community to launch “Groups”, which will allow home-sharing through trusted networks.
However, this peer-to-peer accommodation site is only dedicated to female hosts and guests.
The feature will connect travellers and hosts who share friends or social networking groups in common. With 350,000 members of Girls Love Travel located around the world, it’s a promising start. Other networks are in the works to collaborate, too.
In an official statement, Overnight said, ” While cost is a key issue for travellers, trust is perhaps even more important – both for travellers and home-sharing hosts. This is especially true for female travellers.”
The Groups feature will allow the hosts to use tiered pricing and will offer lower rates to travellers from their own networks. Overnight says that it discovered hosts were willing to drop prices for guests they have a connection to.
Presently, the featured picks on the website include an apartment in Chicago for $100 and a private room in West Hollywood for $60.