SENIOR TRAVELERS FIND VACATION HOMES

Mar 21st, 2012 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Home Away From Home for Seniors

Welcome to HomeAway, senior travelers – with more than 260,000 vacation rentals to choose from. HomeAway, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is the world’s leading online marketplace of vacation rentals, with sites representing more than 640,000 paid vacation rental home listings throughout 168 countries. HomeAway® offers an extensive selection of vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits, especially more room to relax, for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. The company also makes it easy for vacation rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties and manage bookings online.

In addition, HomeAway operates BedandBreakfast.com, the most comprehensive global site for finding bed-and-breakfast properties, providing travelers with another source for unique lodging alternatives to chain hotels.

Travel Like a Local, Seniors

Wimdu.com invites seniors to find a favorite place to stay from over 50,000 properties worldwide.  Just imagine this, senior citizens: Make the World Your Second Home. Whether it’s an apartment in New York, a room in a shared flat in Berlin or a houseboat in Hong Kong, people from all over the world rent out their places on Wimdu. This way, seniors can travel cheaply, comfortably and individually. Wimdu is an online platform with a wide range of private accommodation that stretches as far as your imagination is willing to take you. Wimdu’s range of properties in more than 100 countries ensures that everybody can find exactly what they’re looking for: exciting accommodation in fantastic places, and it’s cheaper than a hotel.

9flats and Airbnb Provide Alternatives to Hotels

With 9flats seniors can book one of 30,910 great places to stay around the world. On 9flats.com, seniors can find thousands of affordable private apartments, holiday homes and accommodations. Whether you’re searching for an apartment in Paris, a flat in New York or a loft in London, you can book securely with PayPal or your credit card.  In addition, Airbnb invites seniors to rent from real people in 19,732 cities in 192 countries.

Love Home Swap

This last site, Love Home Swap, invites seniors to exchange their own apartment or home for, say, someone else’s villa in Tuscany, among many other European locales. This basic service costs $189 per year for an unlimited number of property exchanges – no rental charges allowed. Looking to broaden your travel horizons in 2012? Love Home Swap may be the perfect way to holiday like an insider. Members save an average of $3,487 per swap. As your travel blog man, it is my hope that one of these will “fit your needs” and that you will find a swap just the ticket for your next vacation.  jeb



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