Hotel Comparison… With A Difference

With the dawn of the digital age, comparing hotel prices and/or facilities across multiple booking agents and platforms has never been easier. Comparison engines are becoming increasingly sophisticated (as are searchers!) and with this comes a growing level of pricing harmony…

In short, it’s now a lot easier to discover that hotel A is cheaper than hotel B – good for the consumer as a whole, but not for the more price aware traveller who prides himself (or herself) on finding the deals that others cannot.

A new way to compare…

Comparison is good! That was the one constant in our minds when we sat down at Triporia HQ, AKA my grandparent’s garage, and began to dig through a long list of other things we could compare to help people find better value accommodation.

WIFI speed, bathrooms, tea making facilities, ironing boards… Errr… Let’s just say that many near irrelevant conversations later it dawned us that it was not the ‘what’ we should be comparing, but the ‘when’.

Alas (drumroll), Triporia, the first hotel comparison site that compares on date was born. Of course, shortly behind our eureka moment was the ‘but I can do this myself? chorus, to which we replied ‘that would take you a decade’…

Currently in beta, the Triporia website can show you nightly rates of over 20,000 hotels, up to 90 days in advance, for any destination, all on the same page. Did I mention that we have a map as well? Thanks Google!

Why compare on date?

We conducted a small survey and found that over 70% of people would change the date of their next trip, within a reasonable 2-3 week window, if they could save just 10% on their hotel booking.

Fuelled by that single factoid, we set out to build a system that could find such savings quickly!

What we found was startling… By lining all the rates up on the same page, it was easy to see massive savings, with some nightly rates up to 40% cheaper than the 30 day average price.

‘When is the cheapest time to visit Prague?’, ‘What’s the cheapest 5 star hotel in New York next Tuesday?’, ‘What is that thing growing on my…?’. Ok, we’ve not found the root of pi, but we have found a way to save you a few shillings on your next trip. So please (seriously, please!) check back soon to give it a try!

Triporia… Coming soon to a computer near you!

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Hotel Comparison… With A Difference

With the dawn of the digital age, comparing hotel prices and/or facilities across multiple booking agents and platforms has never been easier. Comparison engines are becoming increasingly sophisticated (as are searchers!) and with this comes a growing level of pricing harmony…

In short, it’s now a lot easier to discover that hotel A is cheaper than hotel B – good for the consumer as a whole, but not for the more price aware traveller who prides himself (or herself) on finding the deals that others cannot.

A new way to compare…

Comparison is good! That was the one constant in our minds when we sat down at Triporia HQ, AKA my grandparent’s garage, and began to dig through a long list of other things we could compare to help people find better value accommodation.

WIFI speed, bathrooms, tea making facilities, ironing boards… Errr… Let’s just say that many near irrelevant conversations later it dawned us that it was not the ‘what’ we should be comparing, but the ‘when’.

Alas (drumroll), Triporia, the first hotel comparison site that compares on date was born. Of course, shortly behind our eureka moment was the ‘but I can do this myself? chorus, to which we replied ‘that would take you a decade’…

Currently in beta, the Triporia website can show you nightly rates of over 20,000 hotels, up to 90 days in advance, for any destination, all on the same page. Did I mention that we have a map as well? Thanks Google!

Why compare on date?

We conducted a small survey and found that over 70% of people would change the date of their next trip, within a reasonable 2-3 week window, if they could save just 10% on their hotel booking.

Fuelled by that single factoid, we set out to build a system that could find such savings quickly!

What we found was startling… By lining all the rates up on the same page, it was easy to see massive savings, with some nightly rates up to 40% cheaper than the 30 day average price.

‘When is the cheapest time to visit Prague?’, ‘What’s the cheapest 5 star hotel in New York next Tuesday?’, ‘What is that thing growing on my…?’. Ok, we’ve not found the root of pi, but we have found a way to save you a few shillings on your next trip. So please (seriously, please!) check back soon to give it a try!

Triporia… Coming soon to a computer near you!