This Site Connects Adventurous Globe-Trotters to Travel Hosts

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Oct 29, 2015
References: voyaj & huffingtonpost
Voyaj is a new app that connects world travelers to accommodating travel hosts.

The philosophy of the travel host app is a noble one: that the experience of meeting new people and participating fully in other cultures can in some way make the world a better place. In that spirit, Voyaj asks travelers to upload a video statement or a photo and blurb explaining why they're traveling and what they hope to experience. The site then uses an algorithm to match them to the best travel host in their region of interest. Homestay hosts and guests meet virtually via video chat to arrange details of their trip, and the traveler is welcomed into the host's home upon arrival.

Beyond the function of a simple accommodation service, the site hopes to foster worldwide connections between people of all backgrounds.