Month: March 2017

Bidroom the first platform to enable bookings on the moon

The fastest-growing booking platform in Europe – Bidroom.com – has announced a partnership with National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which enables the platform’s users to book capsules on the moon. First “Bidmoon” flights  are planned for the Q1 of 2019. Due to the high interest in space travel and limited number of moon capsules, as well as the frequency of commercial flights to the moon, users will have to sign up to a preliminary registration and pass medical tests at NASA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.. The preregistration will start on the first of June, 2017. The participants eligible for making a booking will be determined based on the results of the aforementioned tests and the registration order. The price range will be announced in a further release. Together with NASA, Bidroom.com is working on opening six moon capsules with the capacity of one individual. The consumers of “Bidmoon” will be able to choose from three stay plans: 72 hours, six days, or nine days. All flights will be operated by NASA, departing from Houston, Texas, while …

How Bidroom brings profit to your accommodation

Registering your accommodation at Bidroom.com is the first step to greatness. Here’s a quick rundown on how we enable you to make the most of your subscription. Commission-free bookings is where it all starts. Paying high commission rates for bookings to the likes of Booking.com could literally ruin your budget. But this is not the case with Bidroom.com – a platform which allows you to save substantial amounts of money, while you give a discount to your guests. Let’s take a six-night stay at a three-star hotel in the center of Rome. Given that Booking.com charges that particular hotel an average (18%) commission, off the €1,211 the hotel would make on this booking, as much as €217.98 would be deducted from the income. This means, that on this booking, the hotel would only make €993.02. Now, with the same booking coming from Bidroom.com, the hotel would be obliged to set at least a 5% discount off the price displayed at other booking platforms. In our example, the hotel discounts as much as 11%, resulting in …

Myanmar – the pearl of Asia

Myanmar (also known as Burma) may not be as famous as some other asian countries, but since the National League for Democracy came to power during the historic general election of November 2015 it opened up to the outside world and is becoming more and more popular among tourists. Today we want to show you some of the country’s best destinations.   Shwedagon Paya (Yangon) Yangon, the biggest city of Myanmar and its previous capital is where most of the tourists start their journey through this fascinating country. While the city itself is quite lovely, with colonial architecture, lots of space and green landscape, what makes it so famous is the famous Shwedagon Paya located in Yangon. It is a large temples complex built between VI and X century located on top of a small hill. It is the most sacred place for the inhabitants of Myanmar. The largest temple is nearly 100m tall and is allegedly covered in 6 tons of gold flakes. The whole complex is full of tourists, monks and locals all …

Booking mistakes we all should avoid

Booking a hotel seems like an easy thing to do, but there are a few mistakes that we’ve all been guilty of. So today on our blog we will talk about them and teach you how not to make them.   Entering  wrong arrival or departure dates It is a simple mistake to avoid yet way too common, especially when we book our trips last minute. Often it is because there are different date formats in different countries. So in order not to be in trouble later make sure you check what date formats look like on the websites you book at and fill in the brackets the right way.   Paying with cash Many believe that paying with cash is the best way to go, but it is actually a waste of possibilities that paying with the credit card can give you. Credit cards offer plenty of special rewards such as airline miles, free night stays, or additional bonuses. Also, they offer certain guarantees such as fraud protection or immediate refunds for wrong charges. …

Europe’s best culinary destinations

Are you a food lover looking for a new, exciting destination? Or maybe you are already planning a trip to Europe and would like to know some of the best dishes of the Old Continent? Today we would like to present you some of the best culinary destinations of Europe and the meals they are the most famous for.   Amsterdam Stroopwafel Probably the most popular sweet food in the Netherlands, the stroopwafel has to be on your list when in Amsterdam. Made of two thin waffles stuck together with a layer of sweet syrup it is best served warm with the syrup slightly melted. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed! Raw herring As scary as it sounds it is actually considered a delicacy. The first catch of the year is usually sold for thousands of euros! It is especially good in May and July when it is the sweetest.   London Fish and chips Probably the most famous british dish, it simply has to be on your London bucket list! Traditionally eaten with mushy …

Bidroom.com lets hotels invest in its platform

  The fastest-growing online booking platform in Europe, Bidroom.com, opens up an opportunity for hoteliers to invest in this disruptive startup. After the initial talks with potential investors, it has been settled that the maximum of 10 equity investment slots will become available for hotels. The executives of Bidroom.com have already reached tentative agreements with a couple of hoteliers. Last year Bidroom.com received an investment from angel investors. The company rolled out a new business model at the beginning of 2017, introducing commission-free bookings. At the same time, Bidroom.com launched online marketing campaigns and the very successful rebook functionality which sky-rocketed the activity on its social media channels. The company overall has been growing approximately 13% each month. The team has largely expanded as well, leading to the move to an extra office in Cracow, Poland. Bidroom’s primary headquarters were also moved from The Hague to Amsterdam. The investment would allow Bidroom.com to grow even faster, by launching more exciting features, marketing campaigns, and developing the technology behind the platform. All of this will bring …

Bidroom at ITB Berlin

Last week our team took part in ITB Berlin, currently the Leading Travel Trade Show. With participants from 5 continents, 187 countries, and over 10,000 exhibitors, it was very impressive, but, more than anything, it was inspiring. On today’s blog, we would like our pictures to tell you a story of our two days at this amazing event.   We started our journey full of hope and energy, ready to start new partnerships and educate more people about the unfairness in our industry.   ITB is a festival of traditions. During our first day there we could learn about different cultures and get inspired by them. On the picture – Vietnamese stand, exhibitors in traditional clothes and with traditional food and tea.   The visitors could meet many fascinating people. Here craftsman with his work.   Turkish calligrapher at work.   There was time to enjoy all of the attractions and time for business meetings. Scattered around the conference, apart from exhibitions, there were many places suitable for conversations. After all, we all wanted to …

The Wonderful Geneva

On our blog we want to show you some of the most beautiful places on Earth to give you inspiration for your future travels. Today that place will be the stunning Geneva.   Located in southwest Switzerland, right where the Rhône river exits Lake Geneva, this second most populous city in the country is also one of the most beautiful ones, not only in Switzerland but in all of Europe.   It is commonly called the Peace Capital due to the many humanitarian organizations that have their headquarters in the city. Geneva is actually the residence of the largest amount of international organizations.     With its history starting in the 3000 b.c. it is a city full of history and wonderful sights, such as the famous Jet d’Eau; 140 metre high water jet that has become the symbol of the city, the heart of the Parc de l’Ariana Palais des Nation, that houses the European headquarters of the United Nations, the incredible old town, dominated by St. Pierre Cathedral with plenty of wonderful, small …

Become a digital nomad and work from anywhere

Have you ever dreamed about becoming a nomad, travelling the world and working virtually from any place on the globe you fancy? If the answer is “yes” then this post is for you! It’s not easy to turn your life upside-down, to change it so drastically, to do something new and scary, and make it all work for yourself. But when it does start to work out, there are few people who feel as accomplished as yourself! But how do you get started? See what you can do Firstly – and it will sound absolutely prosaic – if you haven’t yet, you need to figure out what is it that you can do. Although many jobs call for working in an office every day, you would be surprised how many jobs can be done remotely. And, of course, some will be more profitable than others. So you have to think about what skills you have, what you would like to work on, and which jobs are available for you. Level up After you decide what …