Travel tip: Earn money for travel recs with TRVL

I love the shift in travel to include so many peer-to-peer travel planning services. For instance, we use Airbnb and Uber regularly when we travel, both to save on our travel budget and to meet locals in the places to visit. New to this share-economy space is TRVL, a traveler-to-traveler booking website. TRVL turns travelers into independent travel agents, the way Airbnb is turning home-owners into hosts. With TRVL, anyone can make recommendations and earn a commission.

This concept intrigues me, because of a key truth in family travel: personal recommendations still win the day.

I think you all know what I mean: no matter how many guide books you read, professional travel blogs you bookmark, or pins you save, everyone still trusts the recommendations of their personal friends and family most. I know I do, and I know that my friends do. I receive phone calls and messages all the time from personal friends and relatives asking for my recommendations, person to person, even if those recommendations are publicly available on Pit Stops for Kids.

I know many of you are savvy travelers, or have become savvy after a few family vacations of your own. I love the fact that you can now share your knowledge with others, and actually earn commission on that advice, should you want to. How does this work? You can actually set up your own travel booking website. As an example, I just set one up for Pit Stops for Kids.

 

Why use TRVL:

The incentives to use TRVL are numerous:

  • save money (if you book for yourself or the people you travel with)
  • share your recommendations to your friends and family, and earn a commission
  • set up shop with your own customizable travel booking website
  • become part of a global community of travelers that are helping each other with personalised, on demand travel recommendations.

Sign up as a TRVL agent?

Some people get really creative and set up TRVL websites around their wedding or family reunions, selecting two or three truly wonderful hotels and inviting guests to book through TRVL. What they earn they spend on the band or group activities. That’s very clever!
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The platform connects 1.4 million hotels, vacation rentals, and home stays so far. TRVL plans to add activities, tours, airport transfers, rental cars, and more, so in the future you could essentially set up an entire vacation in one easy package for others to book.

TRVL’s motto is “Together we’ve been everywhere.” By empowering travelers to share their best travel recommendations with each other and putting them in control, TRVL wants to make travel better. And when travel is better for families, kids will grow up to travel themselves, becoming global citizens.

Have you used share economy travel options yet? Why or why not?

 

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About the author

Pit Stops for Kids AUTHOR: Amy Whitley is the founding editor of Pit Stops for Kids and content editor of Trekaroo. She writes on staff monthly at a number of travel publications, and contributes to OutdoorsNW magazine as an outdoor adventure traveler. Find Amy at Google.

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