There’s so much hassle with traveling, and a significant chunk of the hassle lies in where to stay during the trip. Holiday Swap was established to meet that need and solve accommodation problems for travelers at a near-zero cost of $1 per person per night.
Holiday Swap works using a simple principle—a traveler leaving a place swaps their home with another traveler visiting that place. It’s essentially home exchanging done via a secure platform and convenient for all the parties involved. Holiday Swap is being used by more than 500,000 users in 185 countries worldwide with its unique model that does not exactly create a business for its users.
Holiday Swap was established to be a point-of-need platform rather than a business opportunity for its users. It takes away the worry of booking expensive travel accommodation so that travelers can put their money into use for other luxuries during their travels.
“With our subscription plans, travelers can save even more and benefit from unlimited swaps, instantly messaging unmatched users and bringing one guest for free,” a spokesperson for the company said.
Holiday Swap gives users the option of swapping homes with another user or being a host to incoming travelers or just a guest in the destination location. “Our platform promises so many possibilities, which includes making social connections worldwide for future trips, exchanging local travel tips, discovering new destinations, or visiting old favorite locations,” the spokesperson opined. The company was listed in Forbes‘ “Top 20 Companies for Social Good” and named LUX Life Magazine‘s “The Best Home Sharing Platform,” which lends further credence to how much good Holiday Swap does for the travel industry.
With an easy-to-use platform and a free mobile application available for both Android and iOS devices, Holiday Swap gives its users no limits to what they can do when traveling the world. The company was born out of personal interest by a founder who loved traveling and made the news for it. James Asquith, a London banker and an avid traveler who holds the Guinness World Record for being the youngest man to visit all the 196 countries in the world at the age of 24, established Holiday Swap to make the dream of traveling the world a bit easier for those who hope to, someday.
While the company continues to make its platform more user-friendly and accessible to everyone, the founder has a projection of a $2 billion valuation in the next two years. The company’s goals for the next five years include signing up more than 50 million users in as many countries as possible. In the founder’s words, “We want to disrupt the travel industry and change the way young people travel. The ultimate goal is to become a leader in the travel industry and widen the gap progressively every year.”
As part of Holiday Swap’s value offering, it recently released an update to its mobile app to include new features such as New and improved search rankings and results, intuitive interactive maps, the ability to create multiple spaces linked to users’ profiles, new chat interface, removal of matching to allow users send messages to one another without an initial matching process. Holiday Swap also has a premium subscription that offers 14-day property damage guarantee included in every swap, one free guest included in every swap, trip cancellation and COVID-19 protection included in every swap and a free space boost. To celebrate the launch, the company is hosting a $10,000 giveaway. Those interested are advised to stay tuned for details.Learn more about Holiday Swap on the official website.