Tripscout is launching a hotel booking platform and will offer rates at discounts of up to 75% below the best publicly available rates.
According to Tripscout founder and CEO, Konrad Waliszewki, users of the platform will have access to private / fenced rates 75 percent below best available rates.
Tripscout’s new @Hotel booking platform offers its customers exclusively negotiated discounted rates with thousands of hotels around the world. Travelers get access to these exclusive hotel rates by sending a direct message (DM) with the word “hotel” to the @Hotel Instagram account.
Users seeking to access the platform send a direct message with the word “hotel” to the applicable Instagram account, which then links the user to the booking platform where the user can search, review and book hotel listings provided via bed banks, OTAs and other suppliers. Tripscout has amassed a following of nearly 30 million across its many travel-related brands (like @WeLiveToExplore, @Outdoor, @Best_Airbnb, @NewYorkCity.Explore, @London.Travelers)
The booking function is launching on 20 accounts and will roll out to the remainder in the next two months.
We made our 3 biggest announcements in Tripscout history! Tripscout raised a $10M Series A investment,aunched first hotel bookings platform for Instagram with 30-75% off deals on our @hotel Instagram account and grew the largest Instagram audience in travel with 30M+ followers (more than every major travel company combined!). The past two years as a travel company have been both challenging and humbling. We’re beyond grateful to have made it to the other side with an innovation in hotel bookings that will revolutionize the ability for travelers to travel more, travel better, and spend less.A huge thank you to our community, customers, creators, partners, investors, friends, families, and team for all your support, Konrad Waliszewki posted on the micro-blogging platform Twitter.
Tripscout recently raised $2.3 million in a seed-plus round led by Corazon Capital. Additional investors include Accomplice, New Stack Ventures, MATH Ventures, M25 and more. Along with the funding ,Tripscout has roped in Dorth Raphaely is its new chief marketing officer.