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Vaolo, your free tool 

Vaolo proposes an ethical and socially responsible way to travel and discover the world with its sustainable accommodation booking platform! 


Why become a Vaolo host?

No commission

Receive 100% of benefits for every booking on our platform

Free tool

Get a simple, efficient and FREE reservation and inventory management tool

Support your local economy

Support your local economy by encouraging slow travel with our 2-nights/ 3-days format

Sustainable certification

Obtain responsible certification for your accommodation based on an evaluation of 15 sustainable criteria

Our sustainable criteria

Accommodations and experiences are evaluated using an analysis grid that confirms the local actors' commitment to respecting the three fundamental pillars of conscious travels.

The Vaolo experience directly generates additional income for many members of the community, and helps to improve and maintain local living conditions.

The Vaolo experience is designed to have a minimal impact on the environment, and to contribute to the valorization and protection of natural resources and biodiversity.

The Vaolo experience fosters respectful encounters, authentic heritage, dignity and greater autonomy for the communities we visit.

A free platform

At Vaolo, we do things differently. Our priority: respect local communities and develop their economy.

No commission :  100% given to the hosts

Volontaire contribution : To support our mission, Vaolo invites travelers to make a volontaire contribution when booking

No commitment :  Our hosts are free to leave the platform at any time

 Your tool 

 By becoming a Vaolo host, you have access to a free tool to promote your accommodation to a community that shares common values based on sustainable tourism.

It's easy, just log in to your host area to :

  • Track bookings and interact with travelers

  • Manage periods of unavailability and adjust rates

  • Display room types and number of units available

  • Integrate an Ical link to synchronize an external calendar  

 How it works 

More information on how it works

Your accommodation will be available online as soon as the explorer, the partner or you add it to the platform by filling in the appropriate form. If you are not the one who completes the form, you will need to log in to your host area afterwards to update all the information about your accommodation, making sure that you fill in the room types, the number of units available, the availability calendar and adjust the rates if necessary. Then your accommodation will be ready for booking by our community of travelers.

Votre hébergement est mis en ligne lorsque l'explorateur, le partenaire ou vous-même, l’intègre à la plateforme en remplissant le formulaire à cet effet. Si ce dernier n’est pas complété par vous, vous devrez par la suite prendre en main votre espace hôte en vous connectant à la plateforme Vaolo. Vous pourrez mettre à jour toutes les informations relatives à votre hébergement en prenant soin de remplir adéquatement les types de chambres, le nombre d'unités disponibles, le calendrier de disponibilités et ajuster les tarifs au besoin. Ainsi, votre hébergement sera prêt à être réservé par notre communauté de voyageurs. 

Action required from you when a booking request is made : ACCEPT or REFUSE the request quickly to confirm the availability of your accommodation to the traveler.

When a traveler makes a booking request for your accommodation on the platform, you'll receive a request by email with all the details of the stay. You will have to accept or decline the request according to your availability, which will generate an automatic response to the traveler concerned. If you decline the request, you can contact the traveler to suggest alternative dates.

Vaolo takes the traveler's payment details for the voluntary contribution, but payment for the stay is made directly with you.

 2 options : 

Payment directly on site, taking advantage of Vaolo's cancellation policy :   

  • 7 days before arrival date: no cancellation fees. Travelers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 7 days before arrival
  • 24 hours before arrival date: Partial payment. The traveler must pay 50% of the first night's stay and 50% of the first day's activity
  • Leddss than 24 hours before arrival date: Full payment. The traveler must pay 100% of the first night's stay and 100% of the first day's activity.

Partial payment in advance according to your own policy : if you wish to receive part of the payment in advance, you can contact the traveler directly to specify the details of your payment policy and receive the deposit.  

Receiving and exchanging with a committed community of conscious, respectful and open-minded travelers means experiencing authentic moments of sharing that give meaning to our common mission!

Your host area

Access your host area to update and validate all your accommodation information.


How to use the platform?

Watch our videos to learn how to use the platform. Please note that there have been several recent updates to improve and facilitate reservation management.

Discover the new features

New features 

  • Add multiple room types
  • Manage number of units available per room type
  • Price adjustment by room type
  • Manage unavailability periods manually or by integrating an external calendar via an Ical link
  • Manage rates by creating rate periods or customizing the amount of certain nights.

Watch our videos for more details!

The Vaolo agreement  

By choosing to join the Vaolo platform, our hosts commit themselves to being an integral part of the Vaolo community, which implies respecting certain principles and sharing our values in terms of welcome, traveler information and ethics in their offer.

Campaign in collaboration

Would you be interested in participating in collaborative initiatives and proposing exclusive offers to our community to promote your accommodation?

More details

Your sustainable initiatives in the spotlight

Share one of your responsible initiatives with us to inspire our community of committed hosts!

More details

Vaolo is an initiative of the Village Monde Foundation , an accredited international organization whose mission is to promote and develop projects for the growth of a network of solidarity-based village tourism, in remote and isolated villages around the world, by adopting a participatory approach in the field. The Village Monde Foundation is registered as a charitable organization with the Canada Revenue Agency and Revenu Québec under number 811160266 RR0001.

Join the Vaolo community!

Become a Vaolo host and make a difference in the world of travel by encouraging more conscious and sustainable tourism among a community of travelers.

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