“It allows me to talk about travel, to meet people from all walks of life and to discover new cultures and gives them tourist advice to make them discover Toulouse in a more personal way,” says Fanny, a Toulousaine living in the Saint- Simon.
An employee in the human resources sector, she is one of the 350 hosts of the Pose ton sac site, which offers luggage storage for private individuals. In two months, she kept, for a few days or a few hours, the suitcases of six people, billing her service for 8 euros.
Between 6 and 15 euros
Nearly 600 people, both hosts and travelers, have signed up for this free platform that has been active for a year in Toulouse but also in Paris. “I have always welcomed travelers to my home thanks to couchsurfing sites and, as I also like to travel, the idea of a deposit at the inhabitant germinated, explains Nicolas Canavéra, the president of Pose ton sac. The idea is to exchange with the locals who will keep the luggage, share tips on the city to visit and, above all, move light. “
The deposit costs between € 6 and € 15, depending on the price set by the host, which does not vary depending on the number of suitcases. This affects 50% of the sum paid by tourists, the start-up 50%. Put your bag in charge of checking the reliability of the hosts to ensure the security of the luggage kept.