With the world slowly easing into the post-COVID-19 reality and many borders opening up once more for tourism and travel, people are eager to experience the world. But with the way things are now after the pandemic swept across the globe, companies like Holiday Swap are leading the charge in introducing a new way for people to travel, starting with a safer and more economical accommodation option.
Holiday Swap is a home exchange platform made for travelers who want to experience the world without breaking the bank on accommodation expenses. With just as little as $1 per person a night, the platform connects travelers and tourists to local homeowners willing to “swap” accommodations in return for access to other accommodations. To date, Holiday Swap has now reached over 185 countries worldwide and looks to increase its reach all the more as it now reaches a valuation of close to $2 billion and climbs to even greater heights in the tourism market.
“Because users aren’t profiting or subletting, it means that everyone can use Holiday Swap to save on the cost of expensive travel accommodation and spend more money on flights and tours,” shares Jonathan Hanson, an official representative of Holiday Swap. “With our subscription plans, travelers can save even more and benefit from unlimited swaps, instantly messaging unmatched users and bringing one guest for free.”
Holiday Swap was founded by entrepreneur and avid travel enthusiast James Asquith, who currently holds the record as the youngest man to visit all 196 countries globally. Amidst the Coronavirus crisis, James and his company Holiday Swap have been at the forefront of innovating and pivoting. Unfortunately, tourism was one of the worst-hit industries during the health crisis as lockdowns closed borders. But today, the company is coming back with a vengeance, adding all kinds of updates and benefits to their platform.
The online solution for tourism has now included a fourteen-day property damage guarantee included with every home swap. In addition, subscribers get one free guest for free for every swap and a trip cancellation and COVID-19 protection package included with every transaction. Holiday Swappers will also get a free boost on their accounts as they gear up for one of the most significant post-crisis travel surges once things come back to a renewed sense of normalcy.
Of course, the company recognizes that we aren’t entirely out of the woods yet as vaccination efforts continue to roll out gradually and reports of the Delta variant strain igniting new infection waves come to play. But Holiday Swap chooses to remain adaptive amidst the changes, helping them stay online and even thrive in many senses amidst the challenges.
Another significant change that the software as service will include is a new update that will remove matching restrictions. This update means that people will now be able to send messages to each other even before the match, making it easier to coordinate and connect. Holiday Swap banks on the belief that swapping when traveling is not only safe, it’s also more engaging as it allows travelers to experience the local culture through the eyes and home of a local.
Holiday Swap hopes to reach 50 million users very soon and penetrate more cities and localities in the coming months.
The app will be released on September 10, 2021. To celebrate the release of the app, the company is doing a $10,000 giveaway. Those interested should stay tuned for details.