It seems like the economy and increased environmental awareness are having an effect on all types of holidays.
Take your traditional home swap holidays, which in the past were seen as a great way to take holidays abroad without the expense of renting a holiday home or hotel room. Now it seems more and more people are swapping homes much closer to home.
Home Base Holidays, a home exchange specialist, has seen an increase in the number of domestic swaps – home swaps within the same country.
Home swapping within the UK is a way to see more of your home country plus a great way of taking a holiday without the expense, inconvenience and environmental impact of flying. Domestic home swaps can also give you the opportunity of more holidays or short breaks as the distance travelled is shorter, more likely to involve a short car, coach or train journey than an expensive flight.