iStopOver offers a range of unique accommodations through its peer-to-peer marketplace for vacation home and room rentals . GuideHop allows locals to post their own guided activities for curious experience-seekers. Each service is free to post and is designed to empower hosts and guides to make some money by sharing their favorite activities or spare homes and bedrooms.
By joining forces, both companies look to unite two growing peer-to-peer markets, thereby strengthening their global footprint as customers look for alternatives to the typical options for travel or local recreation. GuideHop founder Ryan Schmitz commented, “GuideHop and iStopOver share a basic aversion to all things generic. The idea is to open up as many opportunities for discovery as we can, and go beyond your basic expectations of how you learn about and explore the world around you.”
The joint marketing campaign will initially roll out in the New York, Austin, and San Francisco markets, focusing on large sporting events or festivals such as SXSW, when hotel rooms in the city can be hard to find. “We have a lot of unique and affordable rentals in these cities that are perfect for anyone looking to get away from one size fits all accommodations,”
For more information contact Jeremy Roberts of GuideHop at firstname.lastname@example.org, (972) 591-1541, or Savannah Cookson of iStopOver at 647-476-8303 ex. 204, email@example.com
GuideHop, Inc., a Dallas, TX based company, is a peer-to-peer marketplace allowing locals to share their own unique tours and activities with an online community of experience seekers. The company strives to change the way people discover and share new adventures while empowering local experts to get paid for doing what they love.
Established in Toronto in 2009, iStopOver (www.istopover.com)