We allow users to book hotel rooms over existing messaging platforms (SMS, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Slack). There is NO APP download. We offer our services only over existing chat platforms - as people don't want to download apps anymore.
You chat with SnapTravel. Provide your city, dates, budget. SnapTravel will scour the web, search for the best deals, and provide you with 1-2 curated options for you. If you are ready to book, we send you a secure credit card form and once completed - we make the booking on your behalf.
We have seen two major groups use us:
1 - 'The iPhone Girl' - Doesn't own a laptop or doesn't really use it. Spends a lot of time chatting with her friends. Would rather book a hotel by simply chatting with a 'travel agent' who knows the city and gets to know her - as opposed to doing the hard work herself.
2 - 'The busy business traveler' - Travels frequently. Too busy to look up hotels him/her self. Just wants to have a 'personal assistant' take care of it for him/her.
The key characteristics we are trying to get across:
1 - Trust - the user must trust that snaptravel is getting them the best hotel at the best price.
2 - Speed - It is the fastest/easiest way to book a hotel.
3 - Price - In many cases we can get prices lower than anywhere else you will find online.
For now we just book hotels. We will eventually offer flights.