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.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
Just north of Barcelona’s bustling city center, the capital of Catalonia transitions from Gothic cathedrals, tiny alleyways and hordes of bike tours into a more livable neighborhood known as Poble Nou. Close to the coast, Metro-accessible and rife with local hang-out spots, this area has become a favorite of residents who seek solace from the masses of tourists that crowd the center.
Use the summer to catch up on reading that pile of books collecting dust in the corner of your bedroom. Reading is a great pastime for people to enjoy while on vacation. For example, lying out on the beach with a good book will help the hours slip by while the reader is transported to a written world. Everyone has their favorite author or genre, but mystery novels are especially fun to read while relaxing on vacation. A good mystery will get someone’s pulse racing and mind thinking as they try and solve the mystery before the book ends. These mysteries all take place during the summer and are great to enjoy while tanning.
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.
Parenting a toddler comes with a forced skillset people learn on the go and then come back with tips and tricks from the battlefield. These sweet, curious little ones are resilient travelers, but also unpredictable. Make the most of your next vacation with a few tips to create a stress-free vacation with toddlers in tow.