Traveling with a group can be a rewarding bonding experience, except when it comes to expenses. Sometimes it feels like hiring an accountant to figure out how to divide all the meal, drink and accommodation costs involved in group trips is the best solution. Depending on who you travel with, it can take eons to collect payment from all travelers involved: According to an Airbnb-led survey of 2,000 U.S. travelers, 43 percent noted they lost up to $1,000 in payments from travel mates. In an effort to improve this part of the group travel experience, Airbnb now can take one of these calculations off the table: lodging.
Based on a survey of Airbnb users conducted by the home-sharing company in 2017, travelers expressed a strong desire for a group payment feature that would allow members of a group to divide costs among each member. In late November, Airbnb launched its new “split pay tool.” First, a user makes the reservation, after which he can send a payment link to other group members so they can pay as well.
Airbnb keeps the reservation on hold until every group member has paid, which comes with a deadline of 72 hours. If a group member does not pay, the reservation is canceled and group members who have paid will receive a refund. The group organizer can see who has and hasn’t paid via the Your Trips section on the website. Keeping tabs on Airbnb payments is the first step in ensuring a seamless and collaborative vacation.
Hours spent staring at itineraries or looking through online guidebooks can wreak havoc on your eyes. It’s important to take steps to care for your vision — travel won’t be quite as fun if you can’t take in the sights! That’s why the Barner 2.0 Computer Glasses are a great piece of gear for travelers.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
The mystifying city of Marrakech, Morocco, is a delight to the traveler’s senses. As a fast-growing tourist destination, the largest city in Morocco welcomed a record-breaking 2 million visitors in 2017. Marrakech’s Medina dates to the 10th century when it was a Berber walled city, and its souks sell everything from fabrics to carpets to household goods, for negotiable prices.
Easter season is upon us, which means it’s time to start sharpening your egg hunting skills! But if you’d rather spend the holiday celebrating elsewhere in the world, we won’t judge. There are plenty of excellent places to celebrate Easter all across the globe.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Spring is an ideal time to travel: Crowds are sparse, prices for airfare and hotels tend to be cheaper and the weather is finally starting to warm up. This spring, a handful of destinations are particularly prime to visit based on the currently high spending value of the U.S. dollar, making them budget-friendly, guilt-free vacation possibilities.