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Homestay website up

THE businessman behind Hostelworld has launched a new global travel website. Homestay.com offers online booking for accommodation in homely environments.

Homestay was founded in Dublin by Hostelworld co-founder Tom Kennedy and founder of Irish Education Partners Debbie Flynn (pictured).

The company, which currently employs 20 people in Dublin, has already signed up more than 15,000 homestay hosts and processed 50,000 bed nights.