Year: 2016

Year 2016 In Bidroom

It was a busy year for Bidroom. At the beginning of 2016 we have set many goals for ourselves and we managed to reach them all with the help of many wonderful people determined to make our platform as great as it is now. We have been very fortunate to have the perfect team, willing to go great distance to learn, improve and make Bidroom into something special. We also feel very lucky to have gained support of people from outside the company. We would like to take this moment to thank all the hotels who joined our platform and the users who book with us every day proving that all the work was definitely worth it! We wanted to create something special, to grow into a new type of a company, focused on the needs of its customers, a platform that is fresh and fair. We believe we did it in 2016, and we are ready to enter 2017 with even more power and passion to keep on improving and spreading our message across. …

Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is almost here, so we’ve decided to tell you about some of the best places to celebrate it from all around the World!   New York City An obvious choice for this list, the Big Apple is one of the places where New Year’s Eve is taken very seriously and celebrated with splendor. And while in New York you have to go to the Times Square and experience the countdown with million other people and see famous musicians and of course the ball drop. It will surely be a night to remember!   Sydney Not only is it one of the first places where the clock strikes midnight, but it is also famous for being the city with the biggest fireworks show in the World! Sydney is beautiful all-year-round but on New Year’s Eve it gets that much more wonderful. And let’s not forget that January is actually one of the hottest months in Australia, so you’re not only getting a huge party but also perfect weather!   Rio De Janeiro New …

Holidays Growing Popular as a Christmas Gift

In the era of digital products, music CDs, Blu-Rays and board games are no longer an easy solution to Christmas gift shopping struggles. As we tend to favor more personalized presents, coming up with the perfect idea could bring unnecessary stress in this soothing season.  However, a new trend in the season of giving has emerged. A research conducted by Bidroom.com shows that holidays are consistently growing popular as a gift, whether it’s for Christmas, birthday or anniversary. “People have become bored of the same repetitive presents, like books, CDs and perfumes, and started looking for more creative ways of showing their love. Instead of giving material things, we are now more keen on presenting the people we love with memories. And holidays usually deliver a lot of them” – says Michael Ros, the CEO of Bidroom.com. Holidays haven’t emerged as a popular gift solely because they produce memories. They’re a handy present. We all know that the end of the year can be a tough time for our budgets. Contrary to material things, you …

The Best Ski Resorts In The World

The Winter is almost here, and in many places the snow has already fallen down, so we’ve decided to give you a few ideas on where to go for a perfect skiing adventure! Alpe di Siusi Commonly known as one of the most family-friendly ski resorts in the Italian Dolomites it is also a perfect place for the advanced skiers with over 80%of its territory being a high-difficulty slopes. It is one of the places where you are pretty much guaranteed to have snow all the time between December and March, especially since all of the slopes there have snow-making systems. Sölden One of the Austria’s most popular resorts, this is definitely a perfect place for any ski lovers. Nested between three mountains with 2 Glacier ski areas and snow machines always ready in case of an emergency, the snow is always guaranteed and the slopes always ready for you. It has an ultra-modern cable car system as well to make it even more comfortable. And did we mention it is one of the World …

The Most Beautiful Christmas Markets In Europe

Since it is already December, in case you’re planning a winter trip we’ve decided to show you some of the most beautiful Christmas Markets in Europe!   Budapest The Advent Fair at the Basilica has definitely earned a place on this list. With vendors on Saint Stephen’s Square selling the products of almost eighty craftsmen in the fairy-tale huts, the Basilica illuminated with colourful lights and a great number of events such as handicraft workshops, cultural events and concerts, it won’t disappoint even the most picky visitors! Brussels With the theme of Winter Wonders in Brussels this magnificent market is definitely one to see! With festive atmosphere, delicious food, great activities and fairy-tale lighting it is not a surprise that for many tourists it is one of the main reasons to visit Brussels. And the ice-skating rink and a Christmas Parade make it simply perfect. Tallin With a tall Christmas tree in the middle of the city’s historic main square and little houses covered in lights surrounding it, it is truly a gorgeous view. At …

How Not To Spend a Fortune On Luxury Travel

Everybody likes a little bit of luxury from time to time, some people more, some people less, but we all enjoy feeling special and pampered. And there is no better time to get all of that than vacation. Luxury travel is becoming increasingly more popular and even the people who don’t usually splurge on such things often change their attitude when abroad. While we have already spoken about the advantages of travelling in luxury, now we want to give you some tips on how not to spend a fortune when doing so. Finding a great, luxury hotel without spending a fortune is the tricky part. Often potential guests do not know that there are ways to get a better deal. But there are a few ways to get some luxury without emptying your wallet. 1. Firstly, you can turn to the hotels themselves. Sometimes there are special offers for guests booking directly via hotels’ own websites. Nowadays online booking platforms become increasingly popular so the hotels want to take it back to the basics. 2. …

Best Destinations For Autumn in Europe

Autumn is slowly coming to an end, so we wanted to give you a few ideas for how to make the best use of the last moments of this wonderful season! Lisbon The capital of Portugal is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and in Autumn it gets a special glow that makes it simply breathtaking. The weather gets perfect for sightseeing, while still wearing t-shirt and shorts, and the sunsets seen from one of many viewpoints are more than enough to make you fall in love. Lyon Paris is of course beautiful, but there is something very special about Lyon, especially in the fall. One of the largest cities in France, it has a certain charm, often uncommon for big cities. The historical part of the city was enlisted as the UNESCO World Heritage Site and it definitely earned that title. You will be blown away by the view of the city when the autumn sun touches the roofs of the buildings. Kraków Once the capital, now the cultural center of the …

Bidroom Makes the Most of the World Travel Market 2016

The World Travel Market London, one of the biggest global events for the travel industry, took place earlier this month, between 7th and 9th of November, and Bidroom of course was a part of it. This year the three day event has been the most successful yet, with a record 51,500 participants. With over 250 speakers and 80 events across 12 travel related sectors it has been a major learning experience and an opportunity to showcase our company and the changes we’re currently implementing. We could officially introduce our new BaaS (Bidroom as a service) model. We were finally able to tell everyone in the business that we are becoming a commission-free booking platform, and instead of charging commission, we are now focusing on offering additional services to hoteliers, who can choose between a Bidroom Free and Bidroom Plus plan, with Bidroom Plus being an upgraded version of a basic model with many profitable upgrades for the hotels using it. We are happy to say that many hoteliers showed their sympathy with us and expressed …

Hotel Of The Future

World changes in an incredible speed these days. New amazing inventions are being introduced to us almost daily, also in the travel industry. Let’s try and see into the future to guess how the hotels could look like in a few decades. Robots It sounds very futuristic but it is not as far away from us as we may think. Robots are already making their entrance into the hotels all around the World. While now those are mostly robots responsible for receiving requests from the guests it is highly possible that in a few decades robots will be the new maids, receptionists or even chefs at the restaurants! Intelligent rooms/Personalization Now it is hard to imagine that the room could be responsive. They are a space to stay at, not intelligent systems. But with time it can all change. Rooms would remember their guests, know their habits and needs and adjust themselves to them. Knowing that the guest prefers darkness the window blinds would be closed for their arrival and the lights would be dimmed, …

The Booking Process in The XXI Century

Nowadays, more people travel than ever before in the history. There are also more ways than ever to book a trip. That makes the process long and complex. So how exactly does it look like? Let’s start from the beginning, what device do the people book from? Well, while some people still use traditional ways to book a stay (e.g. via phone call) only 1% of all the travellers say they do not use internet on any point of planning their trip. Those using the internet have many tools to choose from. Firstly, of course there are the computers, that still hold the first spot when it comes to bookings, but lately they are being caught up with by the smartphones. People like to be on the go and mobile devices become their tool of choice, also during bookings. Now with such technology the searching process is faster than ever. And what do they search for? Most people start their search from writing down a specific name of a company, either a hotel or an …