TripSync ends online travel booking fees for business travelers
TripSync, free, web 2.0 travel tool, has issued a challenge to Orbitz, Expedia and Travelocity, as well as other online travel sites: Drop your booking fees. (4/13/2007)
tripsync.com has shared it is waiving booking fees, for an indefinite time, for all travel purchased through its new business travel tool. TripSync is the free travel tool that simplifies, organises and synchronises the entire business travel process for one or multiple travelers directly through Microsoft Outlook.
“Unlike other online travel sites that charge fees ranging from $5-$10 per booking -- be it a car rental, air or hotel booking -- TripSync is shifting the online travel paradigm by being the first to remove all fees on any trip. With an estimated 145 million business trips each year, the potential cost savings to the small to mid-sized business travel market is staggering,” stated the company.
Portaga CEO Robert Kost said, “Small and mid-sized businesses have been nickel-and-dimed on booking and service fees, usually right at check out, as they’re forced to use leisure travel sites to book their business travel. That’s why we designed TripSync for the way business travelers work -- fast, easy, efficient and now totally without booking fees. "
The company terms TripSync as an end-to-end travel tool that helps small and medium-sized businesses reclaim control over their travel allowing them book, change and manage all aspects of their trip within Outlook -- a familiar interface for the business professional.
In addition to fee-free booking, travelers using TripSync now get $25 off their next business dinner at one of 10,000 restaurants by redeeming free Dining Dough certificates from www.restaurant.com.