In October, layoffs claimed an estimated 40 percent of the staff, and CEO Tony Espinoza announced his departure — giving an opening to competitors like Be Welcome and Hospitality Club.
Although the company has initiated a doubling down on mobile, the experience of users like Riccardo might suggest another path to profitability. The almost decade-old Couchsurfing, which is available in 100,000 cities across the globe, is becoming the go-to hookup app for a certain class of young world travelers.
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After a controversial transition to a for-profit model in 2011, which brought million in funding in the past two years, growing pains have set in.The citation-less line is more of an offhand observation than a causal claim.The numbers on sexual risk were collected from 2003 to 2007, two years before Grindr even launched.Nowhere does the profile state explicitly that if you are an attractive female traveler, you might skip the couch entirely and wind up in Riccardo’s bed, but it’s a good possibility.In eight months using the service, Riccardo, who is 32 and works for an ad agency, has let eight visitors crash at his apartment, of whom he’s hooked up with five, for a 62 percent “success rate.” If you count the additional two who climbed into bed with him for a cuddle and then fell asleep, the percentage climbs even higher.Whether you’re looking for hookups, parties, secret local hideouts, travel buddies or just want to book tickets for your onward destination, I’ve come up with a definitive list of travel apps that you have to try on your next trip. Well, you could be genuinely looking for a travel buddy or a hookup, either way, travel buddies is the perfect app for you to find people who are heading to the same destination as you or even have the same travel style and tastes as you.