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Introducing the Tinder of travel apps

From just $1 a night, this new app allows you to travel by ‘home-swapping’ with other users.

Guinness World Record-breaking traveller, James Asquith, the youngest person to visit every country in the world at age 24, has created a new app called Holiday Swap designed to make it easier for people to travel.

In an attempt to reduce the expenses of travel, the app allows users to essentially eliminate the cost of accommodation while on vacation.

Just like Tinder, users can swipe on homes when deciding on a suitable place to stay.

If both users like the look of each other’s homes, then they can swap their house, room and more for just $1 per night per bed.

Once matched, users are notified and can set up a chat to discuss availability, and a ‘pin’ is also added to their map.

Founder James Asquith told Business Insider: “You have a picture of a property and you swipe.”

“A lot of people who’ve used it said, ‘I feel like I’m on Tinder’.”

But unlike Tinder, Holiday Swap works on a global, not local scale, with the app currently covering more than 40 countries across six continents.

The cities currently available on the app include LA, Sydney, Brazil and Japan.

Asquith added that users are able to filter settings “for things like ‘I want a place with a good atmosphere or a young crowd’ by country, or whatever”.

The recently launched app is available for both iOS and Android and Asquith claims that some users have already started swapping.

In a statement, he said: “The millennial generation is the future and this generation wants more with less.”

“With the growth of technology we are building a true global sharing community, where we can actually use the assets we have to explore more of the world.”



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