Difference between revisions of "A brief history of hospitality exchange networks"

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[http://joomla.servas.org Servas] is the oldest hospitality exchange organization. Setup in 1948 by Bob Luitweiler, it was originally called 'PeaceBuilders'. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Servas_Open_Doors Read more]
 
[http://joomla.servas.org Servas] is the oldest hospitality exchange organization. Setup in 1948 by Bob Luitweiler, it was originally called 'PeaceBuilders'. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Servas_Open_Doors Read more]
  
[http://www.hospex.org Hospex] was the first Internet based hospitality club, established back in 1992.
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*[http://www.hospex.org Hospex] was the first Internet based hospitality club, established back in 1992.
[http://www.hospitalityclub.org Hospitality Club] is the successor to Hospex, founded in 2000 by Veit Kühne. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hospitality_club Read more]
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*[http://www.hospitalityclub.org Hospitality Club] is the successor to Hospex, founded in 2000 by Veit Kühne. *[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hospitality_club Read more]
[http://www.couchsurfing.org CouchSurfing] was started by Casey Fenton in 2003 and is currently the largest hospitality exchange network. Also the term "''couch surf''" has been around for decades, it used to mean staying on friends' couches. CouchSurfing is credited with changing the meaning to include international hospitality exchange.  
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*[http://www.couchsurfing.org CouchSurfing] was started by Casey Fenton in 2003 and is currently the largest hospitality exchange network. Also the term "''couch surf''" has been around for decades, it used to mean staying on friends' couches. CouchSurfing is credited with changing the meaning to include international hospitality exchange.  
[http://www.bewelcome.org BeWelcome] was started in 2007.
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*[http://www.bewelcome.org BeWelcome] was started in 2007.
  
 
===Specialized networks===
 
===Specialized networks===

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Servas is the oldest hospitality exchange organization. Setup in 1948 by Bob Luitweiler, it was originally called 'PeaceBuilders'. Read more

  • Hospex was the first Internet based hospitality club, established back in 1992.
  • Hospitality Club is the successor to Hospex, founded in 2000 by Veit Kühne. *Read more
  • CouchSurfing was started by Casey Fenton in 2003 and is currently the largest hospitality exchange network. Also the term "couch surf" has been around for decades, it used to mean staying on friends' couches. CouchSurfing is credited with changing the meaning to include international hospitality exchange.
  • BeWelcome was started in 2007.

Specialized networks


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