CouchSurfing Celebrates 1 Million Positive Member Experiences Worldwide
Released on: July 1, 2008, 8:33 pm
Press Release Author: CouchSurfing International
Industry: Non Profit
Press Release Summary: CouchSurfing International recently surpassed 1 million positive member experiences.
Press Release Body: (Homer, Alaska) - CouchSurfing International, a non-profit organization which internationally networks people and places around the world via the Internet, recently surpassed 1 million positive member experiences. This number indicates positive experiences individual CouchSurfers have reported while hosting, being hosted by, traveling with or meeting other members of the CouchSurfing community.
"CouchSurfing is committed not only to facilitating intercultural understanding, but also to maximizing positive experiences for our members," explained Dan Hoffer, co-founder of CouchSurfing. \"We are excited to have helped play a role in over 1 million positive experiences so far, and believe this is just the start of a wonderful journey ahead.\"
In addition to the 1 million positive experiences milestone, the number of members has topped 600,000. CouchSurfing members have reported more than 620,000 new friendships formed globally with more than 500,000 successful surfings. To date the community represents nearly 1,200 languages around the world.
The 1 million positive experiences milestone is testimony to the effectiveness of the safety measures members are encouraged to take when hosting or being hosted within the www.couchsurfing.com community. As members of the CouchSurfing community, participants are encouraged to fill out a personal profile and to carefully review the profiles of anyone they surf with or host. Members are also welcome to become "verified," a process through which the CouchSurfing organization verifies the user's address. Qualified members may also "vouch" for each other, bestowing an even higher level of trust within the community.
The number of successful host/traveler contact experiences is maintained in real time on the CouchSurfing sofasphere at: www.couchsurfing.com/statistics.html.
CouchSurfing is a non-profit Internet-based community which seeks to internationally network people and places, create educational exchanges, raise collective consciousness, spread tolerance and facilitate cultural understanding. Founded in 2004, CouchSurfing matches travelers with hosts in countries throughout the world. All CouchSurfing members connect via the CouchSurfing Website, www.couchsurfing.com.
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Public Relations and Media Team Leaders, CouchSurfing International