About Meet the Locals

Sharing is the core of Meet the Locals. Everything from individuals sharing their interests to community initiatives where our resources can be used efficiently through sharing and borrowing.

What is Meet the Locals?

The West Sweden Tourist Board has gathered organisations, apps, Facebook groups and websites that all share a common goal to make visitors and locals meet in various forms.

At Meet the Locals you can also find individual locals who present themselves and what they like to share.

The sharing is the core of Meet the Locals and it comes in various forms: individuals who share their hobby or initiatives that minimse the use of recourses by sharing or borrowing instead of buying. It can for example be a service for sharing a ride instead of traveling alone in a car from A to B, or when someone shares leftover fruit from their garden for someone else to enjoy.

You can even pack light because there are great clothes by Swedish designers available for hire. Or choose to stay at someone’s house to see what a home can look like in this part of the world.

What can I expect from a meeting with a ”local” that I have found at Meet the Locals?

Nothing, really. This is a meeting set up between two individuals, where you together decide on the premises for a memorable meeting. It might open your eyes to new cultures, help you find a new friend, get new knowledge or something else.

A local is committed to the opportunity by his/her own interested and has not signed any deal with the West Sweden Tourist Board.

Can something go wrong?

A meeting between people might not always go as planned.

But most things can be solved with mutual respect and an open dialogue, even when things might not have gone as planned. Meet the Locals is a page for finding people, which means the West Sweden Tourist Board cannot take any responsibility if any party is not happy with the meeting.

What happens now?

Start by taking a look at Meet the Locals to see the selection of exciting meetings in everyday life that you might want to experience. You can also read articles about previous meetings and the sharing economy in general. You might find some useful tips if this is your first time trying, for example, ride-sharing.

After doing some research you can simply choose whatever you feel like.