You Love Group-Travel? You Will Love Jetaport
Going on vacation with your family and friends always makes great memories. However, it isn’t always a great memory when you have to deal with the logistics behind such trips. Oftentimes, what ends up happening is that you’re always left to plan the details of the trip. And, seriously, what makes planning for a trip the absolute worst is having to book hotel blocks. It takes a lot of research and phone calls to each hotel to check on availability and pricing, and then you have to pretend to have negotiation skills and get it down to a price that works for your group of friends/family. After going through those steps, your excitement for the upcoming vacation is completely gone.
When someone wants to book hotel blocks now, the current experiences is awful,” said Jason Shames, CEO and Co-founder of Jetaport. “You not only have to call the hotels directly, but you have to call multiple times. During these calls, they often forget to ask for certain details and the person on the other line is left with not knowing what to do. There’s a lot to keep track of and there’s a lot of negotiating involved – and, overall, it’s a frustrating experience.
Jetaport is a New York City-based startup that is on mission to rid our world of these associated pains, allowing consumers to book hotel blocks in a much simpler way – without having to make all those awkward phone calls. Whether it’s for a wedding, family reunion, corporate retreat, or a vacation with a group of friends, the company simplifies the overall process for booking hotel blocks, ultimately solving one of the primary pain points for consumers.
Now a much easier way to do block booking is available. When a consumer is looking to reserve nine or more rooms, they can simply go online and use Jetaport’s platform. Users simply enter a target destination, dates for the needed rooms and the number of rooms needed (each room type can be specified). Three favorite hotels can be chosen from the results. From there, Jetaport takes over – serving as a kind of travel agency – and makes the calls to each hotel to negotiate rates for each group. Once Jetaport has contacted all of the choices, all that is left is to simply accept or decline the offers. In addition, what’s great about using Jetaport is that you can save about 28 percent off rooms and have upgraded amenities.
Jetaport recently launched search capability based on Google Places, allowing consumers to search for hotels near a given location. Soon, the company also plans to launch full e-signature functionality, making the process even more efficient on the consumer side, as well as reduce turnaround time for consumers and hotels.