it is and what it isn't
throughout the world are battling, or finding it very difficult
to survive. Many economists are suggesting that one of the ways
we can make ends meet is by going back to the good old "bartering"
system.Statistics show that bartering is thriving as a form
of commerce. According to recent trade reports there are over
250,000 companies in the United States alone trading over seven
billion dollars in goods and services through barter exchanges.
what you have and trade with it.This is what Accommodation
Swap is all about - it gives YOU the opportunity to barter with
what you have.Statistics in the hospitality industry show that
for a large section of the year (four to seven months) most
establishments have empty rooms.Why not use this down
time to your benefit and save on VAT as well.
Please note that Accom Swap is not designed to take care of
all your holiday requirements/bookings (especially over the
holiday months) it is an addition to that where you can save
a huge amount of cash out of season and if you lucky in season
as well as many members are prepared to accept bookings right
through the year.
is NOT a "one on one" swap scheme! It is NOT a glorified
time share (as you will see you are not purchasing anything
apart from paying your annual membership fee). With Accommodation
Swap you are able to design your own schedule and utilize the
credits as best fits your needs by referring to a "pool"
of fellow members with whom you can arrange a swap when and
how you choose. It is very simple and hassle free to use. Here
is how it works:
brief outline of how it works:
note that in order to participate:
You need to have a workable web site ( or alternative) with
contact details for us to verify the authenticity of your establishment.
If you do not have this then please DO NOT register. Your web
site or alternative must have a DIRECT link into your home page
(there must be no searching for a link, or via other sites)
you do not have an official web site we offer an acceptable
alternative. You need to contact us if interested in this option
BEFORE you register, click on ADMIN
We do not accept applications to join if it is just a room in
the house sharing facilities with the owners. The establishment
has to be a dedicated area that is run full time in accordance
with recognized hospitality standards.
you meet the above criteria proceed as follows:
your establishment on our web site (You can access the
registration form from the "questions
& answers" page)
registration a joining fee shall be applicable.
See joining fees table
for quick reference
annual subscription fee. Refer to the joining
fees table for quick reference
your registration and joining fee has been confirmed you will:
a unique, personal reference number for security, after
which you can immediately start trading
credited with twelve (12) free Accommodation Swap credits.
Swap credits are valuable and although they are not exchangeable
for cash they are worth between R800 and R1800 each
in trading value. The
12 free credits is to get you started and from this point
onwards you control your number of credits by hosting other
members and by being hosted yourself
Please note you do NOT receive any more credits when paying
your annual membership renewal fees (you've got to earn them
by hosting other members)
When you want to go on holiday or get away for a few days
you log on to the "Accommodation Swap" web site,
click on a local area or Province of your choice and then
choose from the establishments listed in the "tables".
You can view their web sites and details from there and then
make the necessary arrangements for the swap to take place.
After a successful swap negotiation the host notifies
Accommodation Swap and their account is credited with
the amount of credits used and your account is debited
with the corresponding amount of credits (all fully automatic)
note that Accommodation Swap does not guarantee that members
will always be accepted when requesting a swap. Every member
has the right to accept or refuse a swap request as best
fits their business portfolio but once a swap request has
been accepted between host and guest it is binding on both
as simple as that! No fuss, no additional "hidden"
fees or levies, this is the bottom line.
Swap has been around now since 2003 and is a proven commodity.
We were the very first, worldwide, to envisage and launch
a product like this for the hospitality trade and our history
shows that the product WORKS. It is an ideal way to show
your appreciation to your hard working staff by rewarding
them a free week end away. Or perhaps you would like to treat
some of your family, or friends.You can do all this without
any cash outlay !!
are a few statistics:
1. Members have benefited to the tune of over R31,000,000-00
(what they would have had to pay for holidays if they were
not members as of May 2017) with some earning well above
One member could effectively remain a member, paying their
normal years subscription fees and not ever making another
booking for 480yrs before they would start making a loss
- we're not kidding!!!!
is virtually impossible to lose, financially, by joining
Accom Swap. Another members' comment was: "it's like
having money in the bank!"
of the many side benefits of being an Accom swap member is
the networking that takes place between members - particularly
amongst our facebook community. Members will recommend the
establishments of other members to their paying guests -
thus you get a huge amount of free,personal, invaluable advertising
which would normally cost a lot when paid for in todays market.
of this for less than one day's taking a year !!!
a word of warning. If you are thinking this will be a wonderful
way to get free holidays without getting involved or needing
to reciprocate by hosting fellow members think again and
MOVE ON. We don't want you on our site. We are looking to
build a quality membership where all members are actively
involved in both hosting and being hosted. There are
mechanisms built in to ferret out the baddies so be warned!
2003 there have been many questions asked by prospective
members and we have collated these for your info on our "questions
and Answers" page. This is a mandatory, must read, as
many of the questions you might have in mind will be answered
there and specific items are covered more extensively.
Please go to (click here) questions
& answers where you can also access the registration