The company: HouseTrip
The bosses: Arnaud Bertrand and Junjun Chen
HouseTrip lets property owners list their apartments, houseboats, villas or castles for holiday-makers to rent direct. Owners set the price and choose whether or not accept bookings. And listing properties is free. In short, HouseTrip allows small-time property investors across Europe to become hoteliers. Guests can choose from 15,000 properties worldwide. Launched in 2009, sales hit £1.6m in June alone.
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