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2 Feb 2024

Home-Swapping Surge as Budget-Friendly Travel Trend

Popularized by 'The Holiday', home-swapping, initiated by teachers in the 1950s,[ is booming](https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2024/02/01/home-swapping-travel-trend/7571706638174/), with platforms like HomeExchange seeing a 50% global subscription increase. In the US, a 34% rise in new users was reported, now boasting 150,000 members in 145 countries. The practice, offering a local travel experience, has witnessed exchanges in 2023 climb by 54% from 2022, and nearly 190% from 2021, largely due to easing COVID-19 restrictions.