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Couchsurfing to expand beyond rabid userbase; likely take on Airbnb

Excerpt from PandoDaily

Jun 20, 2012 4:45 pm

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Couchsufing, now that it has taken on new funding & gone through its management changes, wants to become more reliable on booking, beyond its rabid-community-of-travelers approach.

— Rafat Ali

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“While millions of nights had been booked via Couchsurfing.org, many, many more parties, meet ups, and other kinds of connections had been made via the site, and that’s where the true community of Couchsurfing lies.”

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