Product 360: All New "Tripbirds": Book Hotels With Help From Your Social Channel Friends
Tripbirds was launched on March 2012 with focus on social travel – pulling recommendations from friends and helping the traveler in planning the trip. But, on June 2012 Tripbirds announced that they will be shuting down the service for sometime and would relaunch it very soon. The company received angel investors from notable investors. On August 28 2012 the company rolled out its refreshed product. Now, Tripbirds is a “social hotel booking” website. The site pulls hotels (stayed) of the user’s Facebook friends and displays it for user to make an informed decision.
Social travel isn’t a new concept and hotel booking market isn’t completely dominated. There is always a scope for doing things little differently. Tripbirds can be seen as a social hotel booking platform, but this platform will be effective only when the user adoption (from Facebook) is very high. Lets discuss the features of the ‘refreshed’ Tripbirds.
User will be able to search for hotels by location, travel dates, rooms. The unique aspect in the search widget is the “Rooms” section – Innovatively designed, neat and different. We strongly recommend our readers to “experience” the Rooms field in Tripbirds. The “Rooms” field is designed like a physical room (rectangle box) itself, it definitely deserves +1. Refer screen below.
Author: Karthick Prabu
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