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Out to Make the Travel Industry Sh*t Its Pants: Tripfab Launches in Costa Rica
Tripfab’s CEO made a promise to “make the travel industry sh*t its pants.” Monday, Tripfab revealed its beta version – aiming to revolutionize the travel industry by basically cutting out the “middlemen” between travelers and businesses.
Last Monday May 21, 2012, after great anticipation www.Tripfab.com made its debut into the travel industry by quietly revealing its beta version. The new travel website aims to revolutionize the way the world travels by basically cutting out the “middlemen”
Huge conglomerates like Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz and other run-of-the-mill bookings sites often take as much as 25-40% commission per transaction, keeping prices sky-high. Tripfab has created a travelmarketplace – a marketplace where hotels and tour operators can put that 25-40% saved right back into consumers’ pockets. In essence, the traveler becomes his/her own travel agent.
But how? By charging a flat 5% service charge to business owners instead of massive commissions on bookings, that’s how. This gives Tripfab a unique edge, and an opportunity to promote the absolute lowest prices on the web – the rules of supply and demand drive prices lower and lower as companies become less dependent upon behemoth booking sites.
Tripfab opens up a direct line of communication between consumers and businesses. Clients can send direct emails, ask questions via live chat or make free VoIP phone calls to their choice of businesses from anywhere in the world. Browse hotel, activity, restaurant and tourist site listings in a given area – each page brimming with inspiring high-res images and detailed information.
While Tripfab’s soft launch includes over 400 hotels and 250 tour operators in Costa Rica, there’s still much more to come as it expands its offerings into the transportation sector – as well as into other countries. With $1.1 million dollars in funding, you can expect Tripfab to have some pretty cool surprises up its sleeve