Hospitality Club to Welcome 100,000th Member

News release

The Hospitality Club is an online organisation dedicated to putting travellers in contact with locals offering to host them for free. On 11 January 2006, five years after its creation by German student Veit Kuehne, it will welcome its 100,000th member in over 200 countries. The Club website is at

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Local contacts

Veit Kuehne, founder of the Hospitality Club, can be contacted directly to schedule an interview in English, German, Spanish, or French. By telephone: +49 (0)173 7749 365; by email:

Local contacts are available in over 30 countries. See the list of local contacts organised by country.


High-quality digital photographs of Hospitality Club members and events that you can use in your publication. Download them.


The volunteers that make the Hospitality Club works everyday are commenting on their work. Read it.


From its creation in August 2000 to its 100,000th member in January 2006, the most important landmarks in the evolution of the Hospitality Club.

Sample profiles

Even though only members can navigate the profiles to preserve members' privacy, some members have opted to make their profile visible to all. Browse through some of those to get a foretaste of how the Hospitality Club is like.


From the Hospitality Club public website: Frequently Asked Questions; How does it work? A guided tour of the Club; The rules; More about our philosophy.