homestay

noun
home·stay | \ˈhōm-ˌstā \

Definition of homestay 

: a stay at a residence by a traveler and especially by a visiting foreign student who is hosted by a local family

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By age 10, Nate and Ben were doing solo homestays in Latin America to learn Spanish. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Father, sons finish canoe trip 43 years later," 16 June 2018 Tips and ServiceFor general assistance, including info about visas, malaria risk, homestays, festivals, and expedition cruises, the Papua New Guinea tourist board is very helpful. Sophy Roberts, Condé Nast Traveler, "Navigating Tradition and Tourism in Papua New Guinea," 3 May 2018 The peer-to-peer homestay company (which, admittedly, may have a little vested interest here) surveyed people ages 18 to 35 in the United States, United Kingdom and China about their attitudes and priorities regarding travel. Rachel Kashdan, ELLE Decor, "New Study Reveals Millennials Would Rather Travel Than Buy A Home," 14 Nov. 2016 The Karawara are desperate to generate income, pinning their hopes on a fledgling tourism initiative: a very basic homestay program on Engelhardt’s garden island of Kabakon. Sophy Roberts, Condé Nast Traveler, "Navigating Tradition and Tourism in Papua New Guinea," 3 May 2018 On my arrival the old man at this homestay had nodded to me only slightly. David Fettling, Longreads, "Uncomfortable Silences: A Walk in Myanmar," 29 Mar. 2018 In recent years, the islands have emerged as a trendy destination for nondivers too, with new live-aboard expedition boats, eco-resorts and village homestays (with over-the-water bungalows for less than $25 a night). Mark Johanson, chicagotribune.com, "Paradise takes many forms on this Indonesian archipelago," 23 Mar. 2018 Basics For her first hotel project, the Montreal property developer Marie-Jeanne Rivard wanted to mix the coziness of homestays, the services of a hotel and the downtown feel of loft living. New York Times, "At the Boxotel in Montreal, Life Is Lofty," 3 Feb. 2018 The hotel industry has been feeling the wrath of the homestay. Jaya Saxena, GQ, "Boutique Hotels Are Trying to Take Back Some Business from AirBnB," 11 Jan. 2018

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1952, in the meaning defined above

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