ELT association Feltom is campaigning to recruit host families as accommodation strains hit the island during what is predicted to be a bumper year for business at ELT schools, and a busy year for tourism in general.
A global travel bookings website for homestay accommodation has launched this month and Co-Founder, Tom Kennedy, is keen to emulate the success of his first venture, Hostelworld.com, which became the dominant booking site in the sector.
The American Homestay Network is expanding into Ohio as part of its Regional Agency Program, in order to meet growing demand across the country for homestay opportunities among international students. The new agency, which covers Ohio and Northern Kentucky, joins existing branches in Seattle, WA and Atlanta, GA.
A service claiming to be the "first professionally managed” and “standards based” homestay placement service in the USA has begun its rollout in Seattle, Washington. The American Homestay Network claims 20% of Washington State's overseas students want to live with an American family and demand is growing.