Hospitality Exchange Services as a Source of Spatial and Social Data?
This paper presents an extensive data-based analysis of the non-profit democratic hospitality exchange service bewelcome.org. We hereby pursuit the goal of determining the factors influencing its growth. It also provides general insights on internet-based hospitality exchange services. The other investigated services are hospitalityclub.org and couchsurfing.org. Communities using the three services are interconnected -- comparing their data provides additional information.