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misterb&b, the world’s largest booking platform dedicated to the LGBTQ community and its allies, on raising money, adapting to COVID, and investing in tech.

misterb&b (misterbandb.com) has grown from being a niche vacation rental website to being the world’s largest booking platform dedicated to the LGBTQ community and its allies, with more than 1 million listings. Four years ago, when we first talked with the company’s CEO, Matthieu Jost, the site had only 45,000 gay rentals and homestays. misterb&b

misterb&b, the world’s largest booking platform dedicated to the LGBTQ community and its allies, on raising money, adapting to COVID, and investing in tech.2020-09-23T08:22:47+01:00

Home-sharing platform for gay men misterb&b to start paying Orange County taxes

An Airbnb-like service that caters to gay men has formalized an agreement with Orange County to collect fees from hosts. (Waldo Swiegers / Waldo Sweeney) The Orange County Comptroller on June 1 will start to collect tourism-related taxes directly from home-sharing company misterb&b, marking the first such site other than industry giant Airbnb to enter

Home-sharing platform for gay men misterb&b to start paying Orange County taxes2019-09-24T09:45:50+01:00

misterb&b expands to include LGBTQ hotels

Not knowing whether a host will be welcoming makes “travelling while gay” for men, women, and gender non-conforming people around the world dangerous – and potentially life-threatening. At hotels, global gay travellers have been rejected or forced to book separate rooms. The only solutions available to them are third-party, unverified, user-generated reviews. misterb&b was created

misterb&b expands to include LGBTQ hotels2019-10-08T13:43:45+01:00

misterb&b hits the equity crowdfunding trail to expand into hotels

Homosexuality is illegal in a third of the counties on this planet; in eight countries it is punishable by death. In the febrile atmosphere of today’s politics, hate-crime incidents in the U.S. increased by 17 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to the FBI. More than 20 of those incidents were crimes against an individual’s

misterb&b hits the equity crowdfunding trail to expand into hotels2019-10-08T13:35:14+01:00

Airbnb rival MisterB&B wants to keep LGBTQ travelers safe

While there are plenty of gay-friendly international cities for LGBTQ travelers, lodging websites like Airbnb don't disclose much info about hosts or guarantee safety. That's especially the case in countries where homosexuality is either taboo or illegal. This was a problem Matthieu Jost wanted to fix. After he and his partner had bad experiences while

Airbnb rival MisterB&B wants to keep LGBTQ travelers safe2019-10-08T13:37:31+01:00