, click the [Ready!] button which will bring you to the property details page. Next, simply choose the [Book This Offer] button and specify the dates to include a brief message for your prospective host.
Owners with "Ready! Offers" are ready to create an "Open Reservation Offer" for you.
If there are no workable "Ready! Offers", submit 10-30 inquiries for your desired location (don't forget to check nearby towns/cities). You can use [Multi-Inquiry] to save time. When you submit an inquiry, your dates and message are saved for you to use and/or modify in future inquiries.
After an inquiry is submitted, the guest and host communicate all details through a dialog system attached to each inquiry/reservation.
It is the host that sets the point value for the guest's stay, based on their rental rate.
e.g. A property normally rents for $100.00 per/nt; guest asks for 7 nights; host may request 700 points.
Both the host and guest arrive at a mutual agreement on the details of a proposed reservation.
Host Creates Reservation
The host creates the reservation with the agreed upon information.
Guest Completes Reservation
The 10% Reservation Fee is paid on-line by the guest to iTravex. The points are immediately transferred from the guest account to the host account.
Visa and Mastercard are accepted.
Cleaning/other fees agreed to are paid directly to the host.
Below is an example where a host has created an "Open Reservation Offer" requesting 825 points; and the guest has 300 earned points (from hosting a guest themselves) to use towards the stay.
The guest is a "High Participant" member and therefore their cost to purchase points is .15 cents each:
|Current Inquiry Point Value
||Negotiated Rent Fee
|Earned Points Available
|Purchase Points Required
||Purchase Point Fee
$180.60 USD was paid, rather than $825.00 as a guest outside of the program
(*GST - Goods and Services Tax is applied to Canadian residents only)