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3. Create a Profile

3. Create a Profile

Your Chumaround Profile – Overview Chumaround makes it easy for you to have fun in the cities you visit by helping you connect with like minded people that share similar interests. But in order to make sure this occurs, we assign all members a profile page when they…

4. Become a Host

4. Become a Host

What is a Chumaround Host? Becoming a local host on Chumaround is quick easy and free to do, but before we show you how to become a host and set up your booking page, we’d like to make sure you clearly understand what a local host is and isn’t! Local hosts are…

7.3. Browse Booking Pages

7. How to Book a Host » 7.3. Browse Booking Pages

If you see a profile that interests you on the local search page you can learn more about the host by viewing their booking page. On the host booking page, you’ll be able to view a gallery of host photos, a description of their hosting service and the host hourly…

1.3. Why host?

1. Getting Started » 1.3. Why host?

Here’s why you should consider becoming a Chumaround host: 1. It’s fun and easy: When you chum around with people that visit your city, you’re not a tour guide; there’s no formal training; and there’s no need to memorize any boring scripts. You’re…

2.4. All Cities

2. Features » 2.4. All Cities

Discover New Places. Meet Cool People. Do amazing Things – Everywhere You Go! Every city, town, and village in the world has a history to share; things to see; people to meet and activities to do. And there’s always someone visiting your city, looking to…

7.4. Visit Profile Pages

7. How to Book a Host » 7.4. Visit Profile Pages

While host booking pages are where a host will generally describe what they might show you or what you might do when you hang out, you should also view a host’s profile page to learn more detailed information information about the hosts. Here you can not only read a…

4.1. Select a Specialty

4. Become a Host » 4.1. Select a Specialty

Select a Specialty – Explained To make it easier for visitors to connect with people that can help them do the types of things they’re most interested in, we ask that all hosts choose one area of expertise they’d like to showcase. This area of…

3.6 Add a Description

3. Create a Profile » 3.6 Add a Description

Your personal description is a brief introduction to who you are that appears on your profile page. While it’s a brief description, it plays an extremely important role in the number of connections you’ll make on Chumaround. People love to hang out with people who…

4.3. Add a Motto/Title

4. Become a Host » 4.3. Add a Motto/Title

Add an enticing title to your booking page. Your title may be the first and only thing user read about you, so it’s important to create a short catchy title that captures the attention of people browsing the search page. Coming up with just the right title can…

3.3. Add a Cover Photo

3. Create a Profile » 3.3. Add a Cover Photo

Spice Up Your Profile Page with a Cover Photo Your Chumaround cover photo is like the headline of your page: it makes your page stand out and lure users into browsing the rest of your page with interest. Although it seems like such a simple concept, uploading a…

4.8. Add a Cover Photo

4. Become a Host » 4.8. Add a Cover Photo

Customize Your Booking Page with a Cover Photo When you create a host booking page, you can customize it by adding a cover photo. Cover photos are a key part of the ChumAround browsing experience. It’s one of the first things users will see when they visit…

1.4. Why hire a host?

1. Getting Started » 1.4. Why hire a host?

Here’s why you should consider hiring a Chumaround host: 1. Gain deeper insight into a city: Local hosts can show a more edgy, more beautiful and more authentic version of a city. They can show you what’s happening ‘behind the scenes’; the hidden gems,…

3.2 Add a Featured Photo

3. Create a Profile » 3.2 Add a Featured Photo

A big smile makes friends! Just like when you go on a job interview, the first impression you give as a Chumaround guest or host matters the most. Your photo is an integral part of your profile. Along with your description and interests, it introduces you to the…

2.6. Booking Requests

2. Features » 2.6. Booking Requests

Request to Meet a Local Host On Chumaround bookings are NOT made instantly, and locals are NOT required to host every person that requests to meet and chum around. Bookings can only be made after a potential guest contacts a host to schedule an appointment. If the…

9.5. Cancellation & Refund Policy

9. Policies » 9.5. Cancellation & Refund Policy

CHUMAROUND CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY Cancellations are inconvenient for both the host and guest, however we realize that emergencies do occur. If you need to cancel a confirmed pre-paid booking, you should first attempt to reschedule your appointment with your…

2.6.1 How to Book a Host

2. Features » 2.6. Booking Requests » 2.6.1 How to Book a Host

A Step-by-step Guide for Booking a Host Step 1. Make a Booking Request 1. Search host by city. 2. Filter hosts by the languages, interests, and hourly rate. 3. Review the host booking and profile pages. 4. Find a host you might be interested in chumming with 5.…

7. How to Book a Host

7. How to Book a Host

If you’re ready to embark on a new adventure, then you’ll need to know exactly how to find and book a host in a city, town, village or University that you are visiting. Keep in mind that on Chumaround potential guests can only make a booking after they have…

2.4.1 Multi-City Hosting

2. Features » 2.4. All Cities » 2.4.1 Multi-City Hosting

Multi-City Hosting So you live in a city that borders nearby cities you’d like to host in. Great! On Chumaround you can create and manage multiple host listings from one account. Here’s how to create multiple host listings: 1. Create 1 Chumaround User…

4.4 Add Your Host Location

4. Become a Host » 4.4 Add Your Host Location

In what town, city, or village will you show people around? On your booking page, your location is the city that you can show visitors around in. Please add just one city to your booking page. If there are several cities you’d like to host in, then simply…

2.1.1. Edit Profile

2. Features » 2.1. Dashboard » 2.1.1. Edit Profile

How to Edit Your Profile Page Your profile page is where people will go to learn more about you before they book you as a guest or a host. This page should be complete and always have an up to date photo that makes it easy for people to recognize you. It’s…

5.1. Payment Settings

5. Manage Your Host Page » 5.1. Payment Settings

When you create a host page on ChumAround, users will be able to book your services directly from the listing you created. When a booking occurs, you will offer your guests a payment option. The current payment options for Chumaround are as follows: On Chumaround, a…

4.5. Add Gallery Images

4. Become a Host » 4.5. Add Gallery Images

Create a Photo Gallery You can add up to 5 photos of yourself so that people will recognize you when you meet. In an effort to preserve storage space and keep operating costs down, Chumaround limits photo size. The file type you select must be JPG, GIF, or PNG and…

5.3. Upgrade Listing

5. Manage Your Host Page » 5.3. Upgrade Listing

Get More Exposure to Your Listing It’s 100% free to create a listing and become a local host on Chumaround, but we can help you get more exposure and increase the number of bookings you receive. Here’s how it works: (1) Navigate to Your Dashboard (2) Go…

5. Manage Your Host Page

5. Manage Your Host Page

Once your listing is live you will be able to manage payments, set your availability and easily promote yourself. In this chapter, you will learn how to manage your listing and achieve optimal success as a Chumaround host. Follow these instructions to view options…

1.7. Advice for Hosts

1. Getting Started » 1.7. Advice for Hosts

You don’t need any special skills, experience or talents to become a host on Chumaround, but there are many things you can do to improve your chances of connecting with more guests and receiving high ratings. Here’s a list of 10 tips that will help you become an…

5.1.1. Meet-n-pay

5. Manage Your Host Page » 5.1. Payment Settings » 5.1.1. Meet-n-pay

Accept payments from your guests when you meet Chumaround actively supports local communities around the world by making it easy for locals to become hosts and earn money showing people around their cities—no bank account required! Unlike other peer-to-peer…

6.7.3. Manage Verification

6. Navigating Chumaround » 6.7. Account Settings » 6.7.3. Manage Verification

Overview Verification gives members peace of mind knowing the people they meet are who they say they are. Members who go through the verification process confirm their name, address and phone number. Once you’ve been verified, you will receive a verification badge…

5.2. Availability Settings

5. Manage Your Host Page » 5.2. Availability Settings

Availability Explained Before booking an appointment, your potential guest will need to contact you to check your availability. Unless, they contact you, they can not book an appointment. However, we realize there will be times in which you simply will not be…

6.7.4. Close Account

6. Navigating Chumaround » 6.7. Account Settings » 6.7.4. Close Account

To close your Chumaround account: 1. Go to Account Settings 2. Select a reason for closing your account 3. Enter your account email 4. Select Close Account

4.4.1. Host in Multiple Locations

4. Become a Host » 4.4 Add Your Host Location » 4.4.1. Host in Multiple Locations

Create Multiple Listings You can create and manage multiple listings from one Chumaround account. There are two reasons you might want to create multiple listings: Multi-City Hosting: You might be familiar with the in’s and outs of multiple cities near you…

10.2. Meet-n-Pay Program

10. Special Programs » 10.2. Meet-n-Pay Program

Accept payments from your guests when you meet Chumaround actively supports local communities around the world by making it easy for locals to become hosts and earn money showing people around their cities—no bank account required! Unlike other peer-to-peer…

1.5. FAQ’s for Hosts

1. Getting Started » 1.5. FAQ’s for Hosts

What does chum around mean? A chum can be a friend, pal, buddy, mate, comrade, acquaintance or companion. It’s also one who shares interests or activities with another. When you chum around, you display good-natured friendliness as you accompany someone during a…

1.6. FAQ’s for Guests

1. Getting Started » 1.6. FAQ’s for Guests

Is Chumaround a tour operator or travel agency? Chumaround is not a tour operator nor is it a travel agency. Chumaround is a technology company. As our name suggests our role and responsibilities are strictly limited to facilitating the connections between the…

7.8. Print Booking Confirmation

7. How to Book a Host » 7.8. Print Booking Confirmation

Once you’ve completed your reservation, you can print a booking confirmation. To print your confirmation follows these simple steps: 1. Navigate to Your Dashboard 2. Click the My Bookings Tab 3. Click on the title of the reservation you just booked. 4.* Print your…

5.5. Edit Listing

5. Manage Your Host Page » 5.5. Edit Listing

Edit Your Listing You can edit and make changes to your host booking page with a few clicks of the mouse. To edit your page: 1. Navigate to your Dashboard 2. Click the My Listings Tab 3. Locate the Listing You’d like to Edit 4. Click the Edit Listing Icon 5. Edit…

9.3. Terms of Service

9. Policies » 9.3. Terms of Service

CHUMAROUND TERMS OF SERVICE Last Updated: June 10, 2019 ChumAround LLC, a limited liability company, incorporated under United States law, with an address at 201 E Center St, Ste 112, Anaheim, California 92805, provides an online ‘chumaround.com’ platform that…

4.9.1 Edit Booking Page

4. Become a Host » 4.9. Make Listing Live » 4.9.1 Edit Booking Page

Easy Content Editing You can edit and make changes to your booking page with a few clicks of the mouse. To edit your page: 1. Navigate to your Dashboard 2. Click the My Listings Tab 3. Locate the Listing You’d like to Edit 4. Click the Edit Listing Icon 5. Edit…

2.1.4. My Listings

2. Features » 2.1. Dashboard » 2.1.4. My Listings

Create & Manage Listings in Multiple Cities When you visit the My Listings Tab on your dashboard, you can view, manage, edit and publish your ChumAround host pages. A host/booking page is where visitors can view your host details; photos, description, and hourly rate.…

6.3. My Listings Tab

6. Navigating Chumaround » 6.3. My Listings Tab

Create & Manage Listings in Multiple Cities When you visit the My Listings Tab on your dashboard, you can view, manage, edit and publish your ChumAround host pages. A host/booking page is where visitors can view your host details; photos, description, and hourly rate.…

7.1. Search by Location

7. How to Book a Host » 7.1. Search by Location

To search by location: 1. Locate the search bar in the Chumaround header or home page that reads “Where to next?” 2. Enter a City Name or City,Country or City,Region (English Spelling Only) 3. You will be directed to a search results page that lists host in the…

2.3. Booking Page

2. Features » 2.3. Booking Page

Be Discovered and Get Booked in Just a Few Minutes! Your booking page which can also referred to as your listing or host page is the place users visit to learn more about your offer to show them around. It acts as a central hub from which they can communicate with you…

1.8. Advice for Guests

1. Getting Started » 1.8. Advice for Guests

To make sure you have the best possible experience while visiting new cities, get started by reading these simple tips about setting up your chum around and interacting with your future hosts. 1. Update your profile page: Chumaround provides a unique service…

1.1.4. Our Invitation

1. Getting Started » 1.1. About Us » 1.1.4. Our Invitation

You’re cordially invited to: Discover new places. Meet Cool People. Do Amazing Things! Chumaround is on a mission to help change the way people travel and experience the cities they visit; to give them an opportunity to see the world through a different lens;…

7.2. Filter Hosts

7. How to Book a Host » 7.2. Filter Hosts

Filters make it easy to narrow your search results. To help you better connect with people that can help you see and to the types of things you most enjoy in the language you speak you can filter local hosts by the languages they speak, the things they like to do, and…

2. Features

2. Features

ChumAround is rich in features that can help travelers connect with local hosts that create one-of-a -kind, authentic experiences in the cities they visit. Hosts enjoy easy set up and management of personalized host pages along with steady traffic to the site…

3.8 Edit Profile

3. Create a Profile » 3.8 Edit Profile

You should always make sure your profile is updated with a recent picture. Always look for ways to improve your description and add any new hobbies or activities you enjoy doing. If there are any special events or activities you’ll be attending, that’s also…

3.1 Register

3. Create a Profile » 3.1 Register

It’s Quick, Easy, & Free! You can create your ChumAround user account in just a few minutes. To Open up a browser and visit ChumAround.com and click the Signup button You can quickly sign up using Facebook, Google+, or Twitter. Email Signup You also have the…

2.8. Promote Yourself

2. Features » 2.8. Promote Yourself

On Chumaround there is a unique feature called “Promote Yourself” that allows hosts to make their host listing page more visible to people browsing ChumAround. Once a new listing is created, you can find this option by doing the following: 1. Go to your…

10.3. Influencer Program

10. Special Programs » 10.3. Influencer Program

How it works Are you a blogger, vlogger, photographer, videographer, producer, actor, model, celebrity or someone that is looking to grow their social media following? We are thrilled to announce the Chumaround Influencer Program. The program is designed to help you…

2.9. Mentor Blog

2. Features » 2.9. Mentor Blog

Hosts – Learn How to Create Amazing Guest Experiences Being a local host is fun and easy, but becoming extremely successful won’t occur overnight. It might take a little trial and error, to amass all the experience and knowledge to make you the best host in…

7.6. Confirm Booking Details

7. How to Book a Host » 7.6. Confirm Booking Details

If a host agrees to chum around with you, make sure you note the following: 1. What is the exact date of your meeting 2. What is the exact time you agreed to meet (Host’s local time) 3. How many hours did you agree to meet? 4. What is the exact time you expect your…

1.1.3. Our Impact

1. Getting Started » 1.1. About Us » 1.1.3. Our Impact

Supporting local communities by creating win-win opportunities between visitors and local hosts. No matter your destination, when you travel, nearly half of the money you spend will be paid to tour operators, airlines, hotels, entertainment venues, and…

2.2. Profile Page

2. Features » 2.2. Profile Page

All Chumaround Users Have Profile Pages Chumaround makes it easy for you to have fun in the cities you visit by helping you connect with like minded people that share similar interests. But in order to encourage the best possible connections, we ask all members to…

1.2. How it Works

1. Getting Started » 1.2. How it Works

Chumaround is a peer-to-peer marketplace that connects travelers with locals that offer to show them around. Travelers can hang out with like-minded locals, while locals can earn extra money in their free time when they become hosts. Initially, they meet via an…

10.4. Ad Exchange Program

10. Special Programs » 10.4. Ad Exchange Program

To insure that ads placed on Chumaround align with our goals and mission statement, we do not allow automated ad posting by ad exchange networks. Rather we designed the Chumaround Ad Exchange Program to build meaningful relationships with like-minded businesses from…

7.5. Send Booking Requests

7. How to Book a Host » 7.5. Send Booking Requests

On Chumaround you need to contact your host to schedule an appointment. To schedule an appointment: Step 1: Click Request Appointment or Contact Host on the host’s booking page. Step 2: Add Your Subject Step 3: Answer and submit the recommended questions to…

4.7. Add Your Hourly Rate

4. Become a Host » 4.7. Add Your Hourly Rate

Step 1: Select Your Local Currency Chumaround allows all hosts to determine the hourly rate they’d like to earn whilst chumming around with visitors.The default currency on Chumaround is US Dollars. If you’d like to be paid in your local currency, it’s important…

4.6. Describe Your Host Service

4. Become a Host » 4.6. Describe Your Host Service

In the “Describe what you will show people” box, you can add describe what you might show people if they should book you as a host. It’s important that organizers do their best to make sure their description is captivating and encourages people to…

5.1.2. Require Guests to Pre-Pay

5. Manage Your Host Page » 5.1. Payment Settings » 5.1.2. Require Guests to Pre-Pay

You can require your guests to pay for their chum around when they make their booking. If you decide you’d like to get paid by your guests before you meet, you can quickly connect the Stripe payment gateway to your account. It takes just a few minutes to open a…

9.1. Data Protection Policy

9. Policies » 9.1. Data Protection Policy

CHUMAROUND DATA PROTECTION POLICY Last Updated: October 1, 2018 To provide the ChumAround services, we must process information about you. The types of information we collect are solely limited to our mission of helping travellers and local hosts around the world…

4.1.9. Photo Walks & Shoots

4. Become a Host » 4.1. Select a Specialty » 4.1.9. Photo Walks & Shoots

Take visitors on photo walks and shoots. With the rise of iPhones and Instagram, budding photographers are everywhere. People love to take photos and post them on their social media accounts. If you enjoy taking photos and know some really nice local places that…

4.2. Add Languages You Speak

4. Become a Host » 4.2. Add Languages You Speak

Let people know which languages you speak. You can add the languages you speak to your booking page to let people know which languages you can communicate in. It’s important to understand that you can host visitors if you speak multiple languages or if you…

8.6. Safety Tips

8. Safety & Security » 8.6. Safety Tips

New people and new places present opportunities for adventure, but traveling can also be disorienting. Here are some basic safety precautions we recommend when meeting a person for the first time. 1. It is expected that Chumaround members are honest, respectful, and…

6.7.2 Change Password

6. Navigating Chumaround » 6.7. Account Settings » 6.7.2 Change Password

To change your password on Chumaround if you’re already logged in: 1. Go to Account Settings. 2. Click Change Password 3. Enter Old Password 4. Enter New Password 5. Click Save Changes.

4.1.2. Exploration & Sightseeing

4. Become a Host » 4.1. Select a Specialty » 4.1.2. Exploration & Sightseeing

Help visitors safely and easily explore places around your city. Many people love to see and do new things, but also enjoy getting of the tourist trail. But while it’s a great thought for many people, it’s not always very easy to accomplish. Many people end up…

8.2.2. Ratings & Reviews

8. Safety & Security » 8.2. Profile Pages » 8.2.2. Ratings & Reviews

The Chumaround Review and Rating System allows members to share their personal experience with a host, and then rate that experience. Members who have booked a host and completed their chum around are permitted to submit a public review up to 14 days after the meeting…

10.1. Peer Review Program

10. Special Programs » 10.1. Peer Review Program

Description The Peer Review Program is designed to encourage new hosts to practice showing people around their city so that they can receive the feedback needed to help improve the overall experience they offer to future guests. Benefits Allows guests to give…

4.1.3. Food & Drink

4. Become a Host » 4.1. Select a Specialty » 4.1.3. Food & Drink

Introduce people to tasty local dishes and delightful drinks. A big part of travel for many people is experiencing all the flavors that the world has to offer! Exploring the local food and drink scene is often one of the best insights into experiencing a new culture…

4.1.4. History & Culture

4. Become a Host » 4.1. Select a Specialty » 4.1.4. History & Culture

Share your knowledge about your cities history and culture with visitors. Each town, whether in America, Europe, Africa or Asia, has its own story to tell. Sometimes the great events of history will have affected the community, while other times the community will…

4.1.11. Sports & Recreation

4. Become a Host » 4.1. Select a Specialty » 4.1.11. Sports & Recreation

Invite visitors to join you at local sports and recreational activities. People love to become involved in sports and recreational activities in their spare time. Some people have certain hobbies that they do religiously no matter where they go. These might be…

8.1. ID Protection

8. Safety & Security » 8.1. ID Protection

Identification & Credit Card Verification To protect your data from third party breach, Chumaround does not collect or store the government ID’s or the credit card information of our members. In fact, all transaction between a guest and host are processed by third…

6.7. Account Settings

6. Navigating Chumaround » 6.7. Account Settings

Manage/Update Your Account Details Account settings is where you can do the following: (1) Update Your Contact Information (2) Change Your Password (3) Manage Your Membership (Guests Only) (4) Close Your Account To access your account settings: (1) Go to Your…

4.9. Make Listing Live

4. Become a Host » 4.9. Make Listing Live

Once you’ve finished setting up your host page and you believe everything looks in order, you can make your listing live and begin accepting booking requests. You can make publish your listing from the Preview page or from the Manage Listing page on your…

5.4. Confirmation Settings

5. Manage Your Host Page » 5.4. Confirmation Settings

An Automated Booking Message Written by You Once your guests completes booking hours to chum around with you, they will receive an email confirmation and also be directed to their booking page where they can review and print their reservation. You can customize the…

3.5 Add Your Location

3. Create a Profile » 3.5 Add Your Location

Now, add your location and a description of who you are. This section’s important because it will help people decide whether to book you as a host or… accept you as a guest. So make sure you do your best to write a description… that really represent you.. and…

2.1.2. Announcements

2. Features » 2.1. Dashboard » 2.1.2. Announcements

When you view your dashboard, you will see both a navigation menu and an announcements board. The announcements board is where Chumaround admin will “announce” special programs, relevant news and updates in a non-intrusive and user-friendly way. …

6.1. Announcements

6. Navigating Chumaround » 6.1. Announcements

When you view your dashboard, you will see both a navigation menu and an announcements board. The announcements board is where Chumaround admin will “announce” special programs, relevant news and updates in a non-intrusive and user-friendly way. …

7.2.3. Filter by Rate

7. How to Book a Host » 7.2. Filter Hosts » 7.2.3. Filter by Rate

Find free vs. paid hosts. Generally speaking, most host will be paid, but now and then you will find a host that would simply enjoy chumming around with you because they like practicing a language with a native speaker. If you’re alright with hanging out with a…

4.1.5. Interpretation & Translation

4. Become a Host » 4.1. Select a Specialty » 4.1.5. Interpretation & Translation

Speak a second language? Help visitors communicate with other locals during their visit. Have you ever traveled to a place where you have no knowledge of the local language? For many people, it can lead to very frustrating experiences and mistakes. Maybe you…

2.7. Payout Options

2. Features » 2.7. Payout Options

How You Get Paid On Chumaround, a local host can choose whether they want to be be (1) paid immediately for guest bookings or (2) receive payments in the local currency at the time of their meeting. Accept Payments When a Guest Makes a Booking Hosts can require…

8.4. Booking Requests

8. Safety & Security » 8.4. Booking Requests

Chumaround provides a unique service compared to many travel related platforms, because we allow both the guest and the host to make a mutual decision on whether they will meet and chum around together. As a guest, you will be able to review the profiles of local hosts…

1.1. About Us

1. Getting Started » 1.1. About Us

Forget the boring tours and long lines. Chumaround makes it easy for you to connect with locals and experience a city— your way! Whether you’re a bird lover, a surfer, a modern art fanatic or a dedicated fitness geek; You might find the average sightseeing trip…

8.2. Profile Pages

8. Safety & Security » 8.2. Profile Pages

While host booking pages are where a host will generally describe what they might show you or what you might do when you hang out, you should also view a host’s profile page to learn more detailed information information about the hosts. Here you can not only read a…

4.1.10. Relocation & Orientation

4. Become a Host » 4.1. Select a Specialty » 4.1.10. Relocation & Orientation

Help orientate people relocating for work, retirement or education. People are always relocating. They relocate for business, for school, and for retirement. But moving to a new place can be a stressful, disorienting experience. Many people become overwhelmed when…

6.4. My Bookings Tab

6. Navigating Chumaround » 6.4. My Bookings Tab

Each time you book a host, you will receive a booking confirmation receipt. The confirmation will include your booking and guest registration details.The easiest way to view your confirmation is to visit the “My Bookings” tab on your dashboard. Here you can…

3.1.1. Accept Email Alerts

3. Create a Profile » 3.1 Register » 3.1.1. Accept Email Alerts

Once you sign up, make sure you remember to visit your email inbox and identify ChumAround messages as IMPORTANT. When a member sends you a message, we will send an alert to your registered email address. It’s important to designate ChumAround messages as…

4.1.8. Nightlife & Bars

4. Become a Host » 4.1. Select a Specialty » 4.1.8. Nightlife & Bars

Invite visitors to the best discos, bars, concerts, and private parties. So you’re a creature of the night. You like to go out late and come home late. You enjoy dancing, late night parties, concerts and events. With clubs constantly opening, closing, and going in…

8. Safety & Security

8. Safety & Security

The idea of hanging out with a complete stranger naturally invites concerns around safety and security. ChumAround recognizes this, and has implemented a number of safeguards and mechanisms for mitigating these concerns and providing peace of mind to both guests and…

2.1.5. My Bookings

2. Features » 2.1. Dashboard » 2.1.5. My Bookings

Each time you book a host, you will receive a booking confirmation receipt. The confirmation will include your booking and guest registration details.The easiest way to view your confirmation is to visit the “My Bookings” tab on your dashboard. Here you can…

8.2.1. Recommendations

8. Safety & Security » 8.2. Profile Pages » 8.2.1. Recommendations

While new hosts may not have yet received any bookings or review they have the option to request recommendations from people they know. On the personal profile page of all Chumaround members is an option to get recommendations from people they know. Recommendations are…

2.5. All Languages

2. Features » 2.5. All Languages

You only speak the local language – Great! People that need help are not always tourist. They might be: People from nearby cities that are relocating for school or work; People taking a short day trip looking for someone to show them the best places to shop or…

2.1.6. My Earnings

2. Features » 2.1. Dashboard » 2.1.6. My Earnings

ChumAround makes it easy to keep track of the earnings you make as a Chumaround host. The My Earnings tab is where you can review your earnings from guest all guest bookings.

6.2. My Messages Tab

6. Navigating Chumaround » 6.2. My Messages Tab

When you click on the My Messages tab, you will be able to view and use the Chumaround messaging facility. It’s the place where guests and hosts can communicate about a proposed meeting. All communications prior to receiving a final booking confirmation need to…

4.1.6. Local Markets & Shopping

4. Become a Host » 4.1. Select a Specialty » 4.1.6. Local Markets & Shopping

Help Visitors Enjoy an Amazing Shopping Experience Shopping: It’s something we all do, but people are just better at it than others. Do you have a talent for sniffing out the hottest new places to shop, and for finding the best prices? Are you good at advising…

4.1.12. Tips & Tricks

4. Become a Host » 4.1. Select a Specialty » 4.1.12. Tips & Tricks

Offer advice and tips that will help visitors have an amazing experience. You can make yourself available to chum around with visitors for an entire day or week. You can also simply meet your guest for a few hours at a local cafe and offer really good insight, tips…

2.1.3. My Messages

2. Features » 2.1. Dashboard » 2.1.3. My Messages

When you click on the My Messages tab, you will be able to view and use the Chumaround messaging facility. It’s the place where guests and hosts can communicate about a proposed meeting. All communications prior to receiving a final booking confirmation need to…

6.5. My Earnings Tab

6. Navigating Chumaround » 6.5. My Earnings Tab

ChumAround makes it easy to keep track of the earnings you make as a Chumaround host. The My Earnings tab is where you can review your earnings from guest all guest bookings.

8.3. Private Messaging Facility

8. Safety & Security » 8.3. Private Messaging Facility

The Chumaround messaging facility is the place where guest and host can communicate about a proposed meeting. All communications prior to bookings need to take place via the platform. Hosts can take comfort in knowing that all communications are safe and secure and are…

4.7.1 How to Determine Your Hourly Rate

4. Become a Host » 4.7. Add Your Hourly Rate » 4.7.1 How to Determine Your Hourly Rate

We suggest you use the following formula to calculate your rate: 1. Determine the average hourly rate for workers in your city 2. Multiply the average hourly rate by 2.5 For example: If the average hourly rate for jobs in your city is $10 per hour. You should be…

7.7. Book Appointment

7. How to Book a Host » 7.7. Book Appointment

Now that you and your host agreed to meet, you need to formally book your appointment. Here’s how it works: From the host booking page: Step 5: Select the number of hours you agreed to meet Step 6: Click Book Add your reservation details: Step 7: Add the Name,…

4.1.1. Art & Museums

4. Become a Host » 4.1. Select a Specialty » 4.1.1. Art & Museums

Art and museum specialist will enjoy introducing visitors to the local art scene. Most cities have art on public display, be it sculptures, gardens, or fountains. While many pedestrians breeze by these landmarks without noticing, as an art enthusiast, you know their…

1.1.2. Our Story

1. Getting Started » 1.1. About Us » 1.1.2. Our Story

The concept behind Chumaround first came to American entrepreneur and avid traveler Michael Cruz in 2011. The idea came to him in the form of an imagined resolution to a challenge that had troubled him for years: is it possible to truly get to know a place that…

4.1.7. Nature & Wildlife

4. Become a Host » 4.1. Select a Specialty » 4.1.7. Nature & Wildlife

Show people natures wonders! Nature is everywhere – on land, in soil, in water, and in the air. Lead your guest on a walk in the forest or a nearby park to look for wildlife. Show them how to watch and listen for any signs of animal life (animal movement, calls,…

1.1.1. Our Mission

1. Getting Started » 1.1. About Us » 1.1.1. Our Mission

Chumaround has a clear mission guided by three main principles. These principles are: Build Relationships: To make it easy for people that visit different cities to connect with a local host that shares their interests; so that together they can chum around and…

9.4. Payments & Pricing

9. Policies » 9.4. Payments & Pricing

CHUMAROUND PAYMENTS AND PRICING POLICY Each local host sets their own hourly rate in their local currency which can be changed any time prior to a guest booking. Local host can choose to be prepaid for a chum around (Prepayment) or receive payment at the time of the…

7.2.2. Filter by Languages

7. How to Book a Host » 7.2. Filter Hosts » 7.2.2. Filter by Languages

Connect with Locals that Speak Your Language Many guest enjoy connecting with locals that can communicate in a language they understand. Locals that speak the same language, can make it easier for them to accomplish many of their goals, and communicate with other…

2.1.8. Account Settings Tab

2. Features » 2.1. Dashboard » 2.1.8. Account Settings Tab

Account settings is where you can manage your account details including your name, email, address, and phone number. Keep in mind that Chumaround users are only able to view your first name and city. Your account details are only used in case Chumaround administrators…

3.4 Add Your Name

3. Create a Profile » 3.4 Add Your Name

We protect your privacy, but keep it real Chumaround’s about connecting real people, in real places, in real life situations. That’s why it’s important to make sure you are using your real name and not a pseudonym. Sorry, Mr. Giggles! The good news is that the…

6.6. Watchlist

6. Navigating Chumaround » 6.6. Watchlist

Bookmark & Watch Your Favorite Hosts The watchlist feature helps you bookmark and monitor the hosts you might be interested in hanging out with in the future. When you add a host booking page to your watchlist, it’s saved in your watchlist tab on your Chumaround…

2.1.7. Watchlist

2. Features » 2.1. Dashboard » 2.1.7. Watchlist

Bookmark & Watch Your Favorite Hosts The watchlist feature helps you bookmark and monitor the hosts you might be interested in hanging out with in the future. When you add a host booking page to your watchlist, it’s saved in your watchlist tab on your Chumaround…

8.5. Secure Payment Processing

8. Safety & Security » 8.5. Secure Payment Processing

Chumaround does not process payments made on the Chumaround platform. We do not collect or store your payment information. Payments are processed via the third party payment processor—Stripe. Stripe has been audited by a PCI-certified auditor and is certified to PCI…

6.7.1. Contact Information

6. Navigating Chumaround » 6.7. Account Settings » 6.7.1. Contact Information

Chumaround requires your contact information is updated and accurate to ensure accountability. Both hosts and guests that connect and meet via the Chumaround platform must always keep their account details up to date so we have a way of contacting you should and…

7.2.1. Filter by Specialty

7. How to Book a Host » 7.2. Filter Hosts » 7.2.1. Filter by Specialty

The Specialty Filter is designed to make it easy for guests to search for local host that specialize in helping guest do the things they enjoy most with someone that share similar interests. Keep in mind that this is just a filter. Guest can contact any host and…

9.2. Privacy Policy

9. Policies » 9.2. Privacy Policy

CHUMAROUND PRIVACY POLICY Last Updated: October 1, 2018 This Privacy Policy applies to visitors to and Users of all the services (the “Services”) rendered by ChumAround LLC via www.chumaround.com (the “Site”) or application for mobile devices (the…

3.7 Add Your Interests

3. Create a Profile » 3.7 Add Your Interests

Remember this: Chumaround users want to do things that interest them in the cities they visit. They are not looking for mere minions to sit and drink coffee with. With their limited time, they want to find the activities they enjoy doing most and connect with people…

1.9. News & Press

1. Getting Started » 1.9. News & Press

Chumaround creates a wonderful win-win opportunity for both the people visiting new cities and for people that live in the cities they visit. Visitors get a chance to enjoy an authentic, unscripted experience with locals that agree to become hosts and show them around.…