All the great websites, the real game changers, allow people to share things with each other. Facebook allows you to share, well, everything with, well, everybody. Ebay allows you to share commerce and sell anything you can think. Wikipedia allows everyone to share knowledge with each other. All of these sites cut out the middle man, and allow people to trade with each other in one way or another. The very best cut out the middleman while offering great support services as well. I think I've found one of those.
A pretty exciting emerging trend in travel is the birth of web 2.0 rental sites. If your looking for houses to stay in while traveling, websites like onefinestay London
cut out the hotel middleman, with all of their overhead costs, and allow people to rent houses to each other over the short term, for a weekend or a day or two. Or whatever you want, it's up to you and the seller to negotiate. What separates this site from the rest is its works exclusively in high end homes. And they provide some very cool complimentary services.
First of all, they make sure every home has fresh white company towels and bed sheets. But what might be the coolest feature of the site and its services is the Iphone each guest recieves, which allows for free local calls and is loaded with an app which has all sorts of info about the home your staying in and the local area. How cool is that? If you’re looking to stay in London, this is simply the best site out there for finding great apartments all over England’s capital.
The site itself has an easy and elegant search feature, and if you can’t find exactly what you are looking for, which is unlikely, given the variety and amount of their listings, you can enter your info and what you are looking for into a form, and you will be contacted when anything matching your requirements gets listed on the site. So you don’t need to tirelessly monitor the site for new listings, the site will do that for you. Check it out.