Sun, 8 December 2013
An extended interview with CEO of Homestay.com - Alan Clarke - Alan was formerly Head of Gaming at Paddypower. Homestay was established by Tom Kennedy, one of the co-founders of the major player in hostel bookings, Hostelworld. Kennedy's masterplan is to put a similar booking and organisational structure on the massively fragmented home-stays market. This is where people come and stay in other people's houses for a fee. It is one of the fastest growing sectors in the entire tourism and accommodation space. In our interview I discuss the parallels between the homestay and hostel markets, as well as the broader marketing strategy and segmentation in the homestay sector.
I am also joined by new arrival to Dublin's digital markeitng scene - Ivan Ariel. Ivan, who works for Connector 360, is a Brazilian national with extensive experience in developing websites and social media strategy in his native country. He shares some case-studies from the Brazilian market in the cosmetics sector.