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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

Examples of homestay in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Byron Nongbri runs a homestay with his wife, near the famous double-decker bridge in Nongriat village. Anne Pinto-rodrigues, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 June 2022 Expedia, which offers travel bookings from hotels to cruises, didn’t even consolidate its homestay brands into one until recently, finally redirecting HomeAway users to in June of last year. Laura Forman, WSJ, 1 June 2021 That bodes well for Airbnb’s pace of recovery and consumers’ likelihood to opt toward the safety of a homestay over the exposure of a hotel as the world slowly opens back up. Laura Forman, WSJ, 26 Feb. 2021 After a homestay there, the couple returned to Minnesota on March 10, the day before the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Star Tribune, 6 Nov. 2020 Even in tech, some companies such as ride-share services Uber and Lyft, travel sites Expedia and TripAdvisor, and homestay provider Airbnb face massive challenges in the coronavirus era. Jay Greene,, 18 May 2020 Hotels and homestays are also providing more flexibility on bookings, as well as deals. Eliza Mackintosh, CNN, 16 Apr. 2020 Several trekking companies based in the city offer trip and homestay packages of varying lengths, prices, and difficulty. National Geographic, 18 Jan. 2020 Our lodgings are a mixture of hotels and rustic homestays in rural villages. Anna Hartley, Washington Post, 24 Jan. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of homestay

1952, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jun 2022

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“Homestay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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