We are really excited about all the coverage we’ve been receiving lately, and we wanted to share some of our favorites! It’s great to notice that many of the articles bring up some of the key benefits of BackBid: being a transparent, better option to booking a hotel. Additionally, they may answer some of the questions you find yourself asking about BackBid.
Dennis Schaal reviewed the BackBid site for USA Today and commented: “Taking a lot of the hassle out of online searching and comparing of hotel rates, Montreal-based BackBid lets you post an existing hotel reservation made on another hotel or online travel agency website, then sit back as competing hotels bid for your business.”
The Indy Star recently named BackBid as a travel tool that its readers should definitely try out.
A local Montreal radio station interviewed me. Check out the whole (very interesting) interview here.
Ed Perkins of the Chicago Tribune wrote an article about the best new online travel resources and, of course, BackBid made the list. Ed said: “BackBid's most compelling feature is that you face no downside. At best, you get a better deal; at worst, you stick to your original reservation, which, presumably, you figured to be the best available deal. And you haven't paid anything for the option to try to do better.” Thanks Ed!
BackBid was included in BudgetTravel.com’s recent article as one of the top eight travel booking websites here.
“Unlike most other booking tools, BackBid, launched in November, does not provide travelers lists of hotels and rates to sift through. Instead, it asks travelers to provide hotel reservation information and gives participating hotels the opportunity to offer more compelling deals prior to arrival. “ says The Beat’s Michael B. Baker in his interview with me.
We really agree with the Global Traveler USA’s observation that: “Unlike with the other booking sites, you will see exactly which hotel is bidding on you and exactly what they are offering. There is nothing left to mystery.”
Dave Seminara of Gadling writes that, “If Priceline still seems a bit too risky for you, you might consider trying a new site called BackBid. The site allows travelers to post their existing reservation and then invites other hotels to try to beat it.”
Now that you’ve heard about BackBid from some of the top travel experts, are you ready to try it out for your next trip? Sign up for your free BackBid profile.