Month: Nov 2016

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 …

How Traveling Can Boost Your Creativity

We have already talked about how travelling can make you a better person, but today we would like to get a closer look at a different benefit of travels we did not mention before – creativity. You get out of your comfort zone By stepping out of the environment you know you step out of the safe place and try something that may seem scary or intimidating. Nothing can make your imagination work better and your creativity become greater than doing something new, even if it is scary at first. You meet new people And they usually have different point of view and different ideas to yours. Discovering how other people work and think, listening to their opinions and seeing the world from their perspective is a perfect source of inspiration. You change your surroundings And there is nothing better to make you think bigger than expanding your horizons. You see new places, new buildings, new art, nature you have never gotten a chance to take a glimpse at and everything becomes more colorful. Sometimes …