Demeure is a next generation online travel marketplace which works with high end rental agencies, luxury home owners and exchange networks. Trade to Travel (TTT) is one of the original pioneers in luxury vacation home exchange and arranges exceptional vacations for a discerning clientele. Together they are opening the Demeure marketplace to TTT owners.
Trade to Travel has over 1,000 homes and residences in its exchange program and Demeure has about 2,000 luxury residences in its marketplace, so the combination creates a wide array of choices.
Demeure's Pay-With-Time program lets owners pay for travel with available weeks in their vacation properties. At the same time this generates new inventory for the Demeure community. Once a Demeure member books a trip using Pay-With-Time, their property is made available to other members. This structure means the entire Demeure community benefits from the additional inventory and cost savings on travel.
"Pay-With-Time Auctions offer a win-win solution to the over-supply problem in the market – allowing owners to use capacity in their properties to pay for travel, and in turn creating significant value for travelers paying cash." Said Leah Powell, President and CEO, Trade to Travel. "They're doing travel better than anyone else in the industry,"
Leah co-founded her business over 20 years ago and has arranged accommodations for celebrities like Tommie Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes and Robert Downey Jr. Properties in TTT include private islands, European castles and the former US Presidential yacht – USS Sequoia.
"The reciprocal home exchange model doesn't offer the full package solution for property owners. We're excited to bring Trade to Travel onboard as a partner." said Peter Schwartz, Founder and CEO, Demeure.
I recently caught up with Peter and will be writing some more about Demeure and the Demeure Club in an upcoming article.