Like to travel but don�t have a lot of money? Here�s a new idea for
you to consider. A Chinese company,
www.tourboarding.com, is offering
budget-minded travelers a unique opportunity to acquire
accommodations on a barter basis, when traveling.
It works like this: one will stay with a host family in exchange for
providing conversation in English. That is, you will speak in your
native language to your hosts for two-hours a day. The objective is
to help the hosts achieve proficiency in their desired language.
While English is the most in demand, German, Japanese and French,
are also highly sought by the Chinese.
Tourboarding facilitates the searching, communication and arranging
process. The final details, however, are left to the hosts and
travelers for making the actual exchange.