Summer is here & the weather is warming up! Christmas and New Year are not far away now. We want to take this opportunity to wish you all the best for the festive season & 2019.

Many of you have already organised your Christmas/Jan holiday swap & are saving a fortune on holiday accommodation. Don’t worry if you haven’t arranged yours yet – we have some members still looking to swap over Christmas/Jan. See some of them on the “Summer Swap List” here

Remember, you can swap at anytime of year, not just over Christmas/Jan. Why not get away for a long weekend in Feb or March?  There are lots of great new properties on the Holiday Swap website, with more being added each week. It’s easy to arrange a swap – simply use the “Request Swap” button to message property owners.

Need help to find a swap? We can help you find a swap. Just email us the dates & region(s) you want to visit. We will email all members in the areas that interest you & ask that they contact you via the “Request Swap” button on your property listing.  Email: mel@holidayswap.co.nz

Swap Guarantee: Did you know we offer a swap guarantee?  If you don’t get a swap in your year of paid membership we will refund you the $49.95 membership fee. Nothing to lose!

Membership Renewal: Some members 1 year free membership has now expired. To ensure your membership stays current and you can enjoy swaps all year long – simply login and go to “Billing Information”.
$49.95 gets you unlimited swaps for a whole year! It’s less than the cost of 1 night in a bach, airbnb or hotel.
Any questions about your membership please ask: mel@holidayswap.co.nz

Please reply to swap messages: Please be polite and reply to any swap request messages you get. It’s Ok to say “Thank you but we can’t swap at that time.” It means people aren’t waiting and wondering & they can start to make other plans/swap requests.

Photos: We have lots of great looking properties on the Holiday Swap site now. Remember, it’s all about the photos!
We suggest at least 6 good quality photos including the following:

  • The outside of your home
  • Any outside space you have – deck/garden/yard etc.
  • Your living room/lounge
  • Your kitchen
  • At least one bathroom
  • At least one bedroom

If you do the above it will increase your chances of getting swap requests.

ID verification: We encourage all members to become ID verified. The Holiday Swap community is all about trust between members. All our members have the option to become ID verified. Members who are ID verified tend to get more swap requests. To become ID verified simply email me a copy of your passport or driver’s license and a recent rates bill for your property. We do not store any of this information and it’s deleted once we have seen it.

That’s it for the year from me. We would love to hear about your swaps over the summer months – just a few words to let me know how your swap went would be great.
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Bye for now – Happy Christmas & all the best for 2019!
Mel