Hersberg (ots) -
- The websites http://www.sleep-in.ch or http://www.sleep-in.at
have more than 7,500 beds in store for fans from qualifying
- These overnight accommodations are provided by more than 1,700
households in Switzerland and Austria, who are eager to
celebrate Europe's huge soccer party with fans from other
Sleep-in, the complimentary Internet platform for private
Euro08-hosts and their guests, was established over a year ago by
Roberto Greuter and Patrick Tschan, both residents of the City of
Basel. Since then, Swiss and Austrian citizens have been showing the
world their most hospitable side: during the Euro08 they will be
opening their private residences and homes to fans from qualified
countries. Fans are offered guest rooms, entire apartments or camping
facilities in gardens - all free of charge, at moderate prices or in
exchange for specialties from the visitors' home countries (e.g.
salami from Italy, vodka from Russia, ham from Spain, etc.).
Fans from the qualified nations have already discovered the
websites: the Dutch, for instance, are seeking accommodations in
Bern, the Germans are responding to the classifieds posted by Vienna
residents and the Italians are booking private residences in Zurich.
However, even soccer enthusiasts from Japan, England and South
America are making plans to travel to Switzerland and Austria. Many
of them are placing ads themselves - as potential guests.
Sleep-in works on the principle of self accountability. Hosts and
guests directly negotiate all the details, being true to the motto:
the market, the fan respectively, takes care of it all.
However, one rule applies to everybody involved: fair play, folks.
ots Originaltext: Sleep-in.ch
Internet: www.sleep-in.ch / www.sleep-in.at