Travelling with the family is always fun, but planning the trip, not so much. It can be stressful arranging the perfect accommodation, and even if you think you’ve found the ideal holiday home, it may not be to everyone’s taste.

That’s why HomeAway has introduced Trip Boards, a feature that makes planning your family getaway as enjoyable as the holiday itself.

WHAT’S HOMEAWAY?
With over two million places to stay in 190 countries, HomeAway is certainly one of the leaders in the holiday home industry. Plus, it’s part of the Expedia Group, so you can rest assured that you’re in trusted hands.

From villas to apartments, you’ll be spoilt for choice. And you’ll enjoy the comforts of a home away from home, often paying less than what you would for a hotel in the same location.

What’s great about HomeAway is that it offers holiday homes with just about every amenity you can think of, from private chef and housekeeping services to outdoor grills, gardens and patios, private pools, and entertainment for the whole family (check out the infographic below).

TRIP BOARDS – THE NEW WAY TO PLAN A FAMILY HOLIDAY
HomeAway’s Trip Boards feature lets you save your favourite holiday home properties in one place. It’s a breeze to create, as The Weekly found out.

Simply decide what you’re looking for in the ultimate family-friendly holiday home – for instance, do you want a villa with a private pool, a home with beautiful bedrooms and a garden, or a property that’s spacious enough for the kids to play in?

Next, search the HomeAway website for all the holiday homes that fit the bill and save the ones you think your family will love on your very own Trip Board.

Now comes the best part. Once you’ve completed your Trip Board, share it with your family members and invite them to vote and comment on their favourite properties. It’s fun getting instant reactions, which makes the booking process a lot smoother.

You can also opt to receive push notification updates when someone joins the Trip Board, or votes or comments on a property.

Want to see how it works? Take a look at The Weekly’s Trip Board, called Great Family Getaways, which has a selection of properties in Denpasar and Seminyak in Bali, Tokyo, as well as Natai Beach and Surin in Phuket.

SHARE YOUR TRIP BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS AND WIN!
Share your Trip Board recommendations with The Weekly and win one of four family traveller kits, worth $150 each. Each kit includes:

• Fujifilm Instax Mini camera with film
• Traveller bag
• Sunblock
• Hand sanitizer
• HomeAway Perfect Match Game
• Travel adapter
• Luggage lock
• Luggage tag
• RFID wallet

To enter the giveaway, visit HomeAway and find your dream holiday home. Then, visit The Weekly’s Facebook page, and share your dream holiday home with us in the comments section (add the link to your dream holiday home). Make sure to like and share our HomeAway post as well. Hurry, the contest ends on May 8, 2019!

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