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STAY, THE GAY WAY

HOLIDAY HOME RENTAL SERVICE MISTER B&B WAS FOUNDED IN 2013 AND SINCE THEN ITS POPULARITY HAS EXPLODED. WE CHAT WITH CO-FOUNDER MATTHIEU JOST TO DISCOVER THE SECRET TO ITS SUCCESS

Before Airbnb revolutionised the holiday rental market in 2008, you might have balked at the idea of letting a complete stranger rent out your apartment for a week. Indeed you might have been equally as dubious about the idea of jetting off to stay in a stranger’s room yourself. Sure, the Couchsurfing service had already been running for several years, but its focus on staying on a host’s couch for the night appealed more to backpackers and was markedly different to Airbnb’s payment model. With Airbnb, homeowners could make some extra money from a spare room and guests could save on expensive hotel rates; it was a win-win situation. Th e site’s uptake was swift and global and quickly became a phenomenal success.

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The new issue of the biggest gay magazine in the world is here! Winq is 196 pages of luxury lifestyle for discerning gents. Get your hands on the gay magazine you’ve always wanted. In our new August/September issue, chat show queen Ellen DeGeneres and fashion legend Michael Kors grace the cover. Ellen talks the return of forgetful fish Dory and lesbian stereotypes, while Michael Kors reflects on his illustrious career and married life. Peruvian model-turned-chef Franco Noriega is one hot dish in the food section, and we welcome our new columnist Cameron Laux, who will be sharing the ins and outs of being a gay dad over the coming issues. In our travel pages, we’re following our hearts to San Francisco and getting back to basics in Namibia, while the travel theme continues in our bumper style section with stylish shoots from Suriname, Israel, Vegas and France. All of this, within bigger and better sections dedicated to people, travel, style, business, home, fitness and culture. Be upstanding, Winq is the luxury lifestyle magazine for gay men.

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