One Peer-To-Peer Vacation Rental Site Wants Travelers To “Live Like a Local”

Hometel Travel is a peer-to-peer, budget conscious, social media and travel site that encourages its users to ditch overpriced, stuffy hotels and have more authentic travel experiences.

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Hometel Travel: Live Like a Local

(PRWEB) May 21, 2012

Randy Williams wants his company, Hometel Travel, to be the answer to the monopoly that hotels have over the travel industry.

Hometel Travel provides the ideal financial alternative to hotels with an increase in quality, via a social network of short-term rentals. With the global economy in a continuing state of flux, expensive hotels and time-shares are making less and less sense these days, and travelers are doing everything they can to save money on hotels and other unnecessary accommodation fees. Founder Williams asks: “why sacrifice financial responsibility when ideal accommodations are available for so much less?”

Hometel Travel is riding in on an ongoing revolution for travel accommodations. Imagine the infrastructure and information of a major social networking site being made available to people and companies looking to temporarily lease a home or apartment anywhere in the world. Hometel provides a comprehensive interface entirely devoted to short term rentals, including in-depth profile detailing, customization, and ease of use dedicated to matching travelers with hosts.

Hometel allows its users to connect with prospective leasers or hosts through whatever channel best suits their individual preference. Whether it be through an alumni network, shared lifestyle preferences, or even similar interests, Hometel makes networking through any of these means as easy as possible. Hometel offers a traveling service as wide-reaching and personal as the popular couchsurfing.com, with the added legitimacy and comfort of ensured private accommodations, and the security of an intermediary party that handles all financial transactions.

Hometel Travel allows travelers to find housing for special events in the simplest and most intuitive way possible, while enabling residents and property management companies to share their property information for free. Through Hometel, properties can be sub-leased in tandem with others who share a traveler's particular interests or plans, or even across alumni or corporate networks. Travelers may never have to worry about overpaying for meager accommodations again.

Hometel Travel is a reputation based website, and has implemented a rating system similar to that of other market-based websites that encourages prospective hosts to provide as much information as possible and allows travelers to learn more about property owners and locations. Founder Randy Williams believes that Hometel provides the best exposure for hosts to provide the most information regarding their property, insuring the most comprehensive profiles will attract the most visitors.

Hometel Travel handles all payments to the home-owner and including processing refunds if the accommodations provided do not meet the standard set in the original agreement, completely revolutionizing the industry; payment remains in escrow for the duration of a traveler's stay, and is only released by Hometel when a short term sub-lease has been completed successfully.

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.