Allowing users to compare the exact rate descriptions for hotel bookings
07/22/2008|10:12:00 AM|Eyefortravel
Published: 21 Jul 2008: Travel portal has launched a new hotel search feature, bringing in more price transparency for users.

The new hotel search-related initiative will allow users to compare the exact rate descriptions for hotel bookings on trivago.

This allows the user to see immediately on what terms a user books his or her stay. In addition to the prices of different booking partners, travellers can check the exact rate description for a hotel room on the search result page of trivago, and not only at the partner´s site. The rate description states, whether breakfast is included, the booking can be cancelled short-term and whether a credit card is required. This information is unique in the area of meta search for hotels, stated the company.

trivago´s hotel finder compares the prices of online booking partners like Expedia, or ebookers for 285,000 hotels worldwide. A variety of selection criteria allows the user to reduce the search results, for example by hotel category, the number of stars, or by room facilities. In addition visitors to can find a hotel within a radius of 20 kilometers from the selected city, using the radius search function on the site.

The company says in the fourth quarter of 2007, trivago attracted more than 2.5 million visitors per month throughout Europe.