Life happens, and sometimes plans change. But you shouldn’t have to let your hotel reservation, let alone your money, go to waste. We’re here to take the stress out of changing your travel plans, and we take this mission very seriously. Here are four tips for selling your nonrefundable hotel reservation and getting some of your money back.
We want to make your life easier.
So in addition to helping to banish the term “cancellation fees” from your vocabulary, we’re working on a site that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but enjoyably functional.
To make your travels as stress-free as possible from the get-go, we’ve added a few filters to help you search for hotel rooms. You can sift through our inventory according to destination, date, price, number of nights, or the hotel’s rating. Or, if you’re not sure what you’re looking for, you can identify your “persona,” and we’ll make some educated guesses (by “educated,” we mean that our complex algorithms are doing mathematically-based computations) to help you land your perfect deal. If that’s not innovation, then we don’t know what is.
We also realized that maybe you, our users, are looking to book a hotel in a highly specific location within a city. Maybe you need to be close to an event, or maybe you just plan on doing a lot of shopping in X, Y, or Z neighborhood. To take the headache out of your hotel search, we’ve added a map, so you can browse by the exact location of our postings.
Check out our site, and let us know what you think!
Design is an aspect of my professional life that I have been shunning from my consciousness for as long as I can remember. Sure, I’ve tried my hands at designing a project or a website from time to time. And with each attempt resulting in a substandard outcome, frustrated, I strayed further away. I began to acknowledge the fact that I am not “that type of person”. I submitted to the notion that forever I would be dependant upon someone else to do the design, and consoled myself by saying to myself that I’ll just be the best at what I do best: write code.
But lately I’m beginning to feel that this cozy shell of “coder” that I’ve built for myself is beginning to feel too cramped and limiting. I started getting this itch, and I can’t stop scratching it. After embarking on this new project in roomer and learning to work on a whole new environment (Ruby on Rails), I felt empowered. Heck, if I can learn a new language from scratch just from reading online and applying it, maybe I can finally face my old nemesis?
I can’t answer myself just yet, but I have finally decided to actively learn and engage in design. I probably won’t end up being the greatest designer on earth, but at worst I won’t have to feel completely inadequate when facing design concerns.
And as luck would have it, while digging up resources (picked up a few book: ‘Above the Fold’, ‘Thinking With Type’ and ‘Grid Systems in Graphic Design’) I came across this wonderful talk which could not have been more relevant:
Here’s to conquering dragons!
For all the travellers that are travelling a long way from home, having someone out there waiting for them: