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Hotel search: more price transparency with trivago

Hotel search: more price transparency with trivago (Forimmediaterelease.net) The international travel portal trivago.com has launched a new feature: users of the hotel search can now compare the exact rate descriptions for hotel bookings on trivago. This allows the user to see immediately on what terms he books his 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.

The following link shows an example of a price comparison of the Riverside Hotel in Prague on trivago:
www.trivago.co.uk/prague-42695/hotel/riverside-80466/deals
At first glance a standard double room costs the same with all providers. But ehotel is the only provider who offers the room with breakfast included and thus has the best offer.

www.trivago.co.uk

trivago’s hotel finder compares the prices of online booking partners like expedia, booking.com or ebookers for 285,000 hotels worldwide and always finds the best rates available. 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 trivago.com can find a hotel within a radius of 20 kilometers from the selected city, using the radius search function on the site. trivago's active social networking community provides about 165,000 hotel reviews, 1.7 million photos and information on 58,000 tourist attractions which allow the user to find the ideal accommodation for their needs.

A graphic of a price search with rate descriptions can be found here: http://img.trivago.com/contentimages/press/images/trivago_hpc_mouseover-En.jpg

trivago GmbH: The European internet media business based in Düsseldorf, Germany, was founded in April 2005. trivago operates one of the largest user driven travel portals in Europe, issuing high quality travel information and ‘insider’ tips for perfect travel planning. It combines its social
networking platform's travel tips and reviews with price search and comparison for hotels and package holidays. This allows users to find and book great deals with the benefit of other travellers' experiences and advice. Therefore, trivago is the internet starting point for many price-conscious
travel enthusiasts across Europe. As well as in the United Kingdom trivago has sites in Germany, Spain, France, Sweden, Poland and Italy. In the fourth quarter of 2007, trivago attracted more than 2.5 million visitors per month throughout Europe taking advantage of trivago’s Community tips and its price search function.

Ulrike Pithan Email: ulrike.pithan@trivago.com Phone: +49 211 758486-90

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