Saving Money With TripBam And Yapta Means Considering How Much To Annoy Travelers, Hoteliers

By | February 9, 2015

Yapta this month rolled out its RoomIQ hotel rate assurance product, claiming that in beta it saved clients $109 per stay. Like TripBam's, the service beats rates for existing reservations and alerts travelers or their agents to the rebooking opportunity. Clients can calculate agency processing fees into rate comparisons. Both firms charge transaction fees, while TripBam offers the option of charging a percentage of accepted savings.

Meanwhile, WorldMate last year added Price Alerts and Counter Offers to its mobile itinerary and hotel booking app. The service notifies users of cheaper rates based on their itineraries. They can touch a . . .

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Author: Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them into Northstar Travel Media's BTN Group. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.