Flatora acknowledges the challenges as it creates an Airbnb for the Russian market
Flatora is Russia’s answer to Airbnb. It faces challenges such as distrust and payment system in the Russian market.
Flatora is Russia’s answer to Airbnb –it’s an online service for short-term accommodation rental in the region with its founders dubbing it the booking.com of the apartments rental market.
The Russian market is rather difficult for projects of this kind but Flatora founder Bobir Akilkhanov thinks the service is needed here. Previously, Bobir founded a startup called KupiOtpusk (Buy your vacation) but, he didn’t stop there.
When he tried to find a new idea to work on, he realized that there was no convenient and safe way to book an apartment online in Russia and CIS (Travelrent only entered the market in 2011). So, he decided to create a marketplace where travelers and apartment owners could find each other.