Nuntsu

Nuntsu, Tassiopoulos & Haydam (2004) , Despite the growing importance to the domestic tourism market, and its pertinence to community-based forms of tourism generally, homestay tourism remained a neglected topic. Homestay is a form of tourism product which provides accommodation service to tourists. This service is provided at tourism destinations which are located further from the cities. As these tourism destinations are located in the outskirts/rural areas and have no accommodation services such as hotels, resorts and chalets, the village communities have taken the initiative to provide accommodation facilities by hosting the tourists at their homes. The practice of providing accommodation service to tourists is not a new idea. The supply of such service had been long practiced in European countries where such tourism houses are managed by private home owners at famous holiday destinations, known as the Bed and Breakfast service.