September 12, 2011 13:15 ET

Be the Host With the Most During the London Olympics

iStopOver's Solution Helps British Economy

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 12, 2011) - Without question, the eyes of the world will be focused on London from July 27 to August 12, 2012 for the thirtieth Olympiad- promising to be the finest in the Olympics' modern era.

Established in 2009, iStopOver (, is satisfying the needs of Olympian fans and participants' families by providing affordable accommodation all over London as well as other Olympic venues across the country. In being one of the leading suppliers of short term accommodations for the Olympics, iStopOver is leveraging its success gained during last year's Vancouver Olympics and the Soccer World Cup where it found ideal accommodations for thousands of sporting fans and their families.

If you're looking to host during The London Games, signing on with iStopOver is fast, fun and free. Just go to and click on the "List Your Property" button. From there, follow the links and within minutes, your property will be listed on iStopOver's site.

Here's some helpful tips to ensure you get the most form hosting with iStopOver:

  • Be Yourself: Guests want to know a little about you. When completing your profile upload a head and shoulders shot of yourself and post pictures of your place. Also complete a profile honestly and accurately. Potential Guests want to know as much about you as you do about them. Hosts with completed profiles are far more likely to rent their properties out than those without profiles.

  • Ask questions: We're set up for Hosts to communicate directly with potential Guests. Get to know your Guest beforehand. Not to worry, our platform is secure, so contact information is not released until a booking is confirmed.

  • Be hospitable: Ensure you have enough bedding as well as extra sheets and blankets. Your Guests really don't want to bother you in the middle of the night for an extra blanket or two. Also ensure that railings, banisters and stairs are in safe condition and all entrances and exits are freely accessible.

  • De-clutterize: No-one likes clutter – least of all travelers. Remove grandma's 50-year old sofa as well as heirlooms and fragile items. Hosting an iStopOver guest amid your storage items is no fun for anyone.

  • Post a review: Once your Guest leaves, review them and share your experiences. It's good for you as well as our global community.

"We're looking forward to leveraging our expertise with large-scale events to help hosts in England as well as the thousands of sports fans expected to converge in London for the 2012 Games," said Anthony Lipschitz, CEO of iStopOver. "Bookings and Host signups have been brisk to this point, but as the Games approach, we'll continue to aggressively target British Hosts as well as sports fans to ensure everyone has the perfect accommodation to suit their taste as well as budget."

About iStopOver

Established in Toronto in 2009, iStopOver ( offers its Guests great accommodations in 92 countries around the globe, thanks to its large variety of unique spaces for everyone, at any price point. Acting as the clearinghouse between Host and Guest, the company matches those with excess space with people looking for short-term accommodations whether for vacation, business or any other purpose. The company's peer-to-peer network and security features ensure privacy and peace of mind at every step along the way.

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