New Feature Saves Travelers 10% on Vacation Rentals
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tripping.com,
the world’s largest search engine for vacation homes and short-term
rentals, announced a Price Comparison tool helping travelers find the
best price for vacation rentals. Tripping.com is the first site to
compare both real-time and static feeds: this brings transparency to the
vacation rental market by showing consumers the best price for a
vacation rental across all partner sites where it may be listed.
With many of today’s vacation rentals listed across multiple sites and
often at different nightly rates, Tripping.com’s Price Comparison tool
automatically identifies properties listed on more than one partner site
– showing the traveler all available rates for that property on the
site. As owners who list on multiple sites typically list on two, this
feature will save travelers an average of 18 percent per night, about 10
percent overall when booking.
“What we’ve done is create a way for travelers to book with confidence,
knowing they have seen all the rates for a given property,” said Jen
O’Neal, founder and CEO of Tripping.com. “Based on initial research,
close to 20 percent of our inventory is currently listed on multiple
sites; we’re working towards giving travelers the easiest and most
affordable way to book a vacation rental.”
In addition, Tripping.com announced the newest member of the company’s
board, Fritz Demopoulos. Fritz is a co-founder of Qunar, China’s leading
travel metasearch site, and was appointed to this role for to his deep
understanding of travel and metasearch.
“As an international company, it’s to our advantage to look beyond
Silicon Valley for advisors and investors. Adding Fritz to
Tripping.com’s Board of Directors gives us an increased depth of
expertise around metasearch and opens doors to new markets and
opportunities, particularly in Asia,” said Jen O’Neal, commenting on
this appointment. “Fritz has been one of our most trusted advisors for
the past few years. We love working with him and we’re honored that he
chose to join our Board.”
For more information about Tripping.com please visit, www.tripping.com.
Headquartered in San Francisco, Tripping.com is the world’s largest site
for vacation homes and short-term rentals. With over 5 million property
listings in 150,000 destinations worldwide, Tripping.com makes it easy
to compare vacation rentals from the world’s top travel sites including
HomeAway, VRBO, Booking.com and more. To find an amazing vacation rental
for your next trip, visit www.tripping.com.
Ashley Levine, 415-593-8434