What is CHEC?
CHEC is a response to the demands of home exchangers and exchange
club owners themselves. Together a need was recognized
for an organization that could create and maintain professional
standards for exchange agencies, as well as a code of conduct
for individual exchangers.
Individual CHEC exchangers benefit from the safety
and security provided by CHEC member clubs. CHEC members enjoy
peace of mind when exchanging with a fellow CHEC member who adheres
to the same ethical standards.
Members of CHEC are home exchange clubs and individuals who:
- meet strong standards of conduct within the home exchange
- agree to follow the highest principles
of ethics and voluntary
- either have a proven track record of honesty and integrity
in their home exchange activities or promise to abide by the
CHEC code of conduct, and
- endeavor to make home exchange a safe,
secure and reliable way to travel.
Why is CHEC needed?
Becoming a CHEC member and dealing with other
verified members of CHECtravel provides an extra layer of security
previously lacking in the industry.
CHEC members are who they say they are. They agree to confidential third party
verification of the location of their homes.
With CHEC, you need not worry that you will show up at the home exchange address
to find a vacant lot.
For home exchange to become universally accepted as a safe, secure
and practicable means of world travel, it is essential that all
exchangers, both new and experienced, be provided with a blanket
of increased protection, as well as a way to address grievances
that may occur in the home exchange process. CHECtravel's mission
is to bring this collective peace of mind to the home exchanger
insofar as it is legally and humanly possible. That is the CHECtravel
The Seven Reasons to Join CHECtravel