BeWelcome News

First HospEx-Summit is happening May8th, 2021

Written by Profile: duesseldorf (1 day ago) last updated by Profile: duesseldorf (1 day ago)

It takes only four weeks to set up an international conference on Hospitality Exchange (HospEx)! This achievement is impressive.
For the first time in history several of the bigger hospitality exchange networks come together in a virtual conference this saturday: 

May 8th 2021, starting at 17.30 CEST /  8 PDT

The program will be published soon here:

https://hospexsummit.org/

The highly interesting discussions will range from topics like: "Paywalls - blessing or curse?" and "Would it make sense to

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The biggest donation in BeWelcome history

Written by Profile: wind (1 month ago)

BeWelcome received a donation of 5000 Euro - the highest donation so far! 

The anonymous donor is a long time BeWelcome member and in the past he also was a very valuable volunteer.

The Board of Directors wants to thank the donor for this generous donation!

 

Johannes

BV Executive

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BeWelcome Page is now available in Galego (Galician language)

Written by Profile: corazondeviaje (1 month ago)

Dear Members,

Just to share with you this great news - BeWelcome page is now (since the recent release 2 weeks ago) available in a new language - Galego (Galician). Are you from Galicia, Spain - or maybe speak/ are interested in this language for different purposes? Go ahead and pick it from the language drop down at the bottom of the BW page.

Very special thanks should go to Jorganes - translation volunteer, who made the translation very quickly!!!

Do you see your language missing, or maybe not…

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Updates to the site (second release 2021)

Written by Profile: shevek (1 month ago) last updated by Profile: shevek (1 month ago)

We, the volunteers of BeWelcome, hope you are well and staying safe. 

Here comes a long list of smaller or bigger improvements to our platform since our last update in January 2021. 

Find Members (locations): 

  • Searching for gender other now works as expected (but unfortunately only for the first page; just set the number of shown items to 100 in the search options if that isn't enough for you)

Activities

  • Cancelled activities no longer show up in the widget on the landing page.
  • You can report…

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Updates to the site (first release in 2021)

Written by Profile: shevek (4 months ago) last updated by Profile: shevek (4 months ago)

We, the volunteers of BeWelcome, hope you are well and staying safe. 

Here comes a long list of smaller or bigger improvements to our platform since our last update in October 2020. 

Find Members (locations): 

  • The drop downs now all have default values to avoid a layout problem. All search options should work now as well as ordering.
  • Because of the decreased activity with Covid the default has been increased to display profiles which have logged in up to two years ago. You can change this setting…

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Happy New Year!

Written by Profile: wind (4 months ago) last updated by Profile: wind (4 months ago)

新年快乐   恭喜发财

Bonne année et bonne santé à tous

Feliz año nuevo

Frohes Neues Jahr und einen guten Rutsch

Ik wens je een gelukkig nieuwjaar

Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku

Hae a guid new year   Lang may yer lum reek

Καλή χρονιά

Bon Any Nou

Feliz ano novo

If your language is missing, feel free to add it in the comments.

Johannes - wind
Board of Directors Executive

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New Chat on Telegram for BeWelcome members

Written by Profile: duesseldorf (4 months ago)

Did you know that there is a quite nice and active Telegram group open for all members of BeWelcome?

https://t.me/joinchat/V7mwrLYV_64gX2N2

There is only one condition to join: Anyone is asked to provide a link to his / her BeWelcome profile. 

This chat group has been opened by InspectorBrain some weeks ago - and is has already more than 35 members. But please note: It is not an official communication channel of BeWelcome but a place to talk about traveling, hosting, the lack of it during Covid…

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New Board of Directors (BoD)

Written by Profile: wind (4 months ago)

Dear BeWelcome members,

BeVolunteer - the registered non-profit association behind BeWelcome - has elected the official Board of Directors (BoD).

Executive: Johannes - wind
Vice Executive and Team Coordinator: Manuel - crumbking
Secretary: Krystyna - corazondeviaje
Treasurer: Frank - thorgal67
Vice Treasurer and Project Manager: Stefan - daydreamer1969

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Thank you to our amazing community!

We want to thank our BeWelcome community for their invaluable contributions – BeWelcome would not exist without…

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Beautiful Memories of "Seek the Mussel" in Montpellier

Written by Profile: duesseldorf (5 months ago)

A small group of 7 BeWelcomers from different French cities gathered at the last weekend of September in Montpellier/Southern France to celebrate the mussels. "Seek the Mussel" was one of the last good things before the second Corona lockdown hit Europe: canoeing, eating mussels  and looking for them during long walks. "The program was a bit improvised due to the pandemic situation - but it was worth it", say the organizers ffred and Iris_will_never_surrender. "We've really spent good times…

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Website release with a bunch of improvments and fixed bugs

Written by Profile: shevek (7 months ago)

Dear BeWelcome members,

since June 2020 we haven't updated our website with the recent improvements and hunted bugs.

Please bear with us as the following list sounds quite technical but these are the changes:

  • Easier location search and better results, even for regions and entire countries
  • Introduction of new search options like „has profile picture“
  • Arriving straight on your own groups instead of the complete list of all groups
  • Progressive Web App to enjoy BeWelcome on your home screen
  • Filter online…

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