Hometel Travel Relaunches Its Site, Lets Users Vacation Through Alumni Networks

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Hometel Travel, an online social platform based on travel and vacation rentals, allows users to search their alumni network for vacation opportunities.

Hometel Travel: Live Like a Local

...alumni connections extend much further than anticipated, making international travel more comfortable and affordable than ever.

Nothing could make travel easier or more comfortable than an extended alumni network set up entirely for travel networking. Hometel Travel, a web-based short-term rental and travel site founded in 2010, has ensured that such a network will be available to all of its users.

Hometel Travel is calling its relaunch a "huge deal for student travel." Hometel allows users to search for prospective vacation rentals using options such as alumni networks, which is designed to ensure travelers feel more comfortable about using a short-term rental service as opposed to a hotel. The advantages to staying in a short-term rental are clear: they are more personal and affordable than hotels, and offer a more authentic travel experience.

Many travelers are, however, wary about readily giving their money and information to private homeowners. That is why Hometel has taken steps to develop its alumni network, ensuring that rental process need not be anonymous and impersonal.

Users will find that their alumni connections extend much further than anticipated, making international travel more comfortable and affordable than ever. The goal of Hometel Travel, and its CEO and founder Randy Williams, is to create a travel community that places a greater emphasis on living like a local.

As opposed to booking a trip through an impersonal brokerage firm or a mainstream booking site, Williams encourages travelers to set up their trips directly with their prospective renters. Having that personal connection helps to authenticate and enhance the travel experience.

Homeowners, who are not generally in the travel industry, have nothing to gain by sending travelers to sponsored tourism sites; instead, users can work together to create fulfilling and memorable travel experiences.

Hometel Travel is a budget conscious peer-to-peer network created for homeowners and travelers to list, discover, and book unique vacation opportunities / vacation experiences worldwide. Hometel Travel allows its users to connect with prospective leasers and hosts via any channel of communication they prefer – including text based messaging and video sharing. Whether you want to find available spaces through an alumni network, shared lifestyle preferences, or even a common interest, Hometel Travel makes navigating a large global database of prospective rentals easy and fun.

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