About This Episode

Meet Nate Ritter — founder of Room Steals, a travel membership that provides customers with incredible deals on hotel rooms.

Nate is a technology executive who has started, bought, and sold companies and who has also consulted for companies like Microsoft and Land Rover.

Fun fact — Nate also popularized the use of the hashtag on Twitter…pretty cool, huh? 

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Where the idea for Room Steals came from and how it compares to Expedia and other OTAs
  • How to build a productized experience for your STR collection
  • Hot takes on the future of travel and hospitality 
  • What it’s like to live full time in an RV as a family of 5

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About the Show

Behind the Stays is brought to you twice a week by Sponstayneous — a free, biweekly newsletter that brings subscribers the best last-minute deals and upcoming steals on Airbnb.  
 
You can subscribe, for free, at www.sponstayneous.com

Behind the Stays is hosted by Zach Busekrus, co-founder of Sponstayneous, you can connect with him on Twitter at @zboozee

About the Host

Zach Busekrus

Co-Founder of Sponstayneous

Zach is the Co-Founder of Sponstayneous, a weekly newsletter that brings subscribers the best last-minute deals and upcoming steals on Airbnb. When COVID hit, he and his wife Gabby broke out of the lease on their 750-square foot apartment in Washington, DC to beta test the digital nomad lifestyle. Zach and Gabby have spent the past year living full-time on Airbnb — they've stayed in 50+ homes to date! 

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