Tripping.com Announces First of Its Kind Comparison Tool
TRIPPING.COM ANNOUNCES FIRST OF ITS KIND PRICE COMPARISON TOOL
New Feature Saves Travelers 10% on Vacation Rentals
SAN FRANCISCO – November 23, 2015 – 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.
Tripping.com's Price Comparison Tool Helps Travelers Save Money
Many of today’s vacation rentals are 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. As owners who list on multiple sites typically list on two vacation rental sites, this feature will save travelers an average of 18% per night, about 10% 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.