The Portuguese city of Porto, played host to the long-awaited launch of the web site ClickToTrip on January.
The website is designed to help users determine the lowest price reservations available and promises to revolutionise the practice of booking a hotel online.
The basis of the site www.clicktotrip.com is to offer price comparisons, aggregated from a selection of different online hotel booking sites. The average guest is far removed from the workings of the pricing mechanism within the hospitality industry: booking rooms directly with the hotel may cost less or more than if you use the services of websites. To simplify matters for the consumer ClickToTrip was born. It is a unified search system to show the rates of different operators online, as well as the hotel's own direct price.
For the end user the site ClickToTrip is free. It guarantees the user the best price from a number of popular internet resources. The team behind the site is formed from a pool of talent with experience in both working with the hospitality industry and leading IT programming and web design specialists. The end result is an attractive and, more importantly user-friendly site. Content has already been translated into several languages prior to launch and more are to come. The international stage is open.
Special features include a Shortlist function where users can create their own lists of their favorite hotels, store the list on the site, and share it with friends on social networks. To date, ClickToTrip already has more than 470,000 hotels listed worldwide.
One of ClickToTrip's founders and a managing partner is Andrei Grudiy, who explains the site's philosophy: "We have tried to take into account all aspects of the way travellers use similar sites. This is based on many years of experience in online booking systems, we have made a useful service, we believe is more ergonomically friendly than our counterparts. In addition to hotels, we offer the services of car rentals and flight reservations, built along the same lines as other price comparison providers. Our launch is only the beginning, we have big plans for the future and our goal is to provide one of the simplest, most-effective, and cheapest services on the web."
Address: Quadrilandia, Unipessoal Lda., Rua Julio Dinis 728, sala 228, 4050-012 Porto, Portugal.
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