Businesses 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
Use 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.
This 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:
A 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
you meet the above criteria proceed as follows:
Its as simple as that! No
fuss, no additional "hidden" fees or levies, this is the bottom
Accommodation 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 !!
Here are a few statistics:
1. Members have benefited
to the tune of over R26,299,000-00 (what they would have had to pay
for holidays if they were not members as of May 2017) with some earning
well above R390,000-00
2. 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!!!!
It is virtually impossible
to lose, financially, by joining Accom Swap. Another members' comment
was: "it's like having money in the bank!"
One 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 !!!
Just 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!
Since 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 form.