Residents of Hull are being encouraged in a Homestay campaign by Visit Hull and East Yorkshire, to rent out their spare rooms during the City of Culture 2017.

A million extra visitors are expected to visit the city from across the world, but this is more than can be accommodated by the 1,000 hotels in the city centre.

According to Airbnb, listings on the home-letting platform in Hull have increased by 227% in the past 12 months, with the average host earning £127 a week.

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