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Brand-New Technology: Browser Extension for Every Traveler
By: Yard Venture
If you belong to the latter type, we have news for you. The newest RatePunk Extension is easy-to-use hotel price comparison tool, which is essential to try.
We came up with the idea that is too good to be kept secret. While some booking sites have their extensions, there's nothing similar to RatePunk, which compares the prices of different websites while you search.
"My goal has always been to show people that it's possible to travel the world without spending a fortune," said Justin, one of the RatePunk founders.
It's not about a $5 difference
Statistically, 63% prefer to read reviews, view pictures, and book online, all on the same website. But, of course, this lowers the chances of finding the wanted hotel for a better price.
It might seem that hotel costs for the same dates could not vary much on different websites. Nevertheless, the RatePunk team goes out on a limb and disagrees. We've noticed that prices may differ up to a few thousands dollars (!) occasionally. The reality is that the room price depends on the agreement between the hotel and the Online Travel Agency. Not to mention, OTAs add on their commission which can range between 5-25%. Therefore, the price might vary significantly on different websites.
It means that one hotel room might be selling for a great price on a particular booking site, yet be enormously overpriced on another. It sounds a bit unfair, doesn't it? Well, here's a way to fix it: RatePunk is ready to compare all the prices on the leading accommodation websites and make sure to find the most affordable one.
How does it work?
Once you choose your wanted travel dates and a particular hotel on one of the top booking sites, RatePunk instantly starts searching for the best rate. The finalized list of prices pops up on your screen in seconds. The lowest-rate option will be at the top of it. Click the cheapest offer and it will lead to the room and the dates you were interested in.
We currently support 5 booking sites: Booking.com / Agoda / Expedia / Hotels.com / Priceline, and we're working on adding more shortly.
Where can it be downloaded?
RatePunk is available on Chrome, Safari, Edge, Opera & Firefox. If the idea of not having to open heaps of tabs when searching for the best hotel price sounds teasing, you can check and download the RatePunk extension here: https://www.ratepunk.com/