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Accommodation for Strangers

People who enjoy traveling to new cities don't have to stay in anonymous hotels. More and more travelers are opting for private accommodations. They find them on Internet portals, and the number of listings is currently doubling every month.

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For the past five years, the American Internet platform 'Airbnb' has been offering private accommodations. Ordinary people can rent out parts of all of their homes to travelers seeking to escape the tourist rut. And people from 192 countries have taken advantage of what's on offer.