2.20.2010

A quick word about a helpful website...

I was recently introduced to a new website, HotelsCombined.com. It is a website that does a search across the many travel websites to find the best deal. There are a lot of great sites out there such as Travelocity.com, Hotels.com, Expedia.com that can search for a great deal on hotels and Hotels Combined does a search through all of them...combined! There are currently about 20 of these partner sites (such as the ones listed above) that provide the search results and once you find what you are looking for, a link is provided for you to book your hotel. Simple!

One big reason I decided to do a post on this website, aside from me thinking it is a genuinely helpful site, is the company's method for getting the word out. They are using the power of word of mouth marketing, which if you are not familiar with marketing strategies is considered to be one of the most if not the most powerful form of marketing, and in doing so are sending money to charitable organizations rather than an advertising firm. World Vision is an organization that I strongly support and by doing a post that gives what I feel to be helpful information to others, Hotels Combined will send World Vision a donation of $20, helping those in need. In a world where every little bit can make difference, especially given the severe need in parts of the world, I am appreciative of their willingness to take this approach.

I hope next time you are planning a trip or vacation you take a look at HotelsCombined.com and are able to find a great deal!