PRN: 400,000 House Swap Record as HomeExchange Reaches 20th Year Milestone
400,000 House Swap Record as HomeExchange Reaches 20th Year Milestone
LONDON, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The simple concept "you stay in my house while I stay in yours" has created a community of independent, open-minded travellers that has grown from a few hundred in 1992 to over 40,000 in 2012. As HomeExchange.com celebrates its milestone 20th anniversary, its Members have now made over 400,000 home swaps in 142 countries. They appreciate the tremendous cost savings, unique travel experiences, plus opportunities to create new long lasting friendships afforded by this fast growing travel alternative.
The key to the successful growth of HomeExchange.com is its connection to its community of Members. Its Customer Service and Marketing Team around the world are all HomeExchangers themselves, and constantly contribute to the evolution of the website, making it easy to arrange international as well as domestic exchanges. Exclusive search tools simplify finding exchange partners with similar profiles and aspirations anywhere in the world. "We get so many great enquiries, there is not enough time to take advantage of them all!"Â saysÂ Judy S,Â who has made over 20 successful exchanges. "Home exchange has really become a lifestyle for us."
Now, staying anywhere in the world doesn't have to cost any more than staying at home. "I truly believe that home exchange is the better way to travel.Â It's more economical, more comfortable, more eco friendly and you can stop being a tourist and live like a local. I love being able to share that with people,"Â says Ed Kushins, Founder and President of HomeExchange.com
An avid traveller, Californian Ed Kushins heard about home exchange in the late 80's. A personal home exchange to Washington DC with his kids in 1991, opened his eyes to the fantastic opportunities of this rewarding way to travel, and he started his own little club. It planted the seed of what has grown to become the largest and most respected home exchange network in the world. The website is in 16 languages, plus HomeExchangeGold.com, which offers exclusive, luxury homes for exchange worldwide.
With 60,000 exchanges achieved in 2011, HomeExchange.com is experiencing record growth and increased awareness, and will announce exciting new developments in 2012, many of them unveiled via their social media networks.
HomeExchange.com is the global leader in home exchanging and Members can begin coordinating an exchange for only Â£5.95 a month, with no additional fees.