How was the idea of Missafir created?How was the idea of Missafir created? People who grow up in Turkish culture are always known as hospitality. Our people are very open-minded about opening their homes to other people. The Missafir, transforms the idea of hospitality to having profit. It manages the whole process from the marketing to the cleaninng of the properties and offers a unique opportunity of gain profit.
In 2010,Mehmet Yüksel discovered the magic of travelling and sharing the same environment with different people in the student exchange program “Erasmus” in Poland!When he came backto Istanbul,he wanted to continue this experience and opened up his own home to guests from different countries in Europe.However,there were problems in this system as well as in every good thing.Yüksel continued his education life in England.With Aleksandra,they gained high earnings by sharing their homes on platforms such as “Airbnb”.Even though Amany difficulties in hosting guests with Airbnb,they became experts in this business and received 10 times Airbnb SuperHost awards in a row.
There were some problems with the system.Key delivery,check-in times,cleaning of the house,washing and ironing of bed linen,changing daily prices in the market and the necessity of constant communications with guests have prompted Yüksel to seek new ideas,especially for homeowners,to make these steps eaiser.He wanted to make the entire process eaiser and reliable for homeowners who wanted to open their homes to guess and generate higher incomes and manage.He did believe whole proccess and actions can be done with a professional team.He decided to implement this project by sharing the idea with Cem who is experienced in tourism and hospitality sector.Later,Yüksel and Cem met in Istanbul and first step was taken to establish Missafir.