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Community Sites Final


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Community Sites Final

  1. 1. COMMUNITY SITES A quick comparison between “ Boo” and “Travellerspoint” Lucy Dy Dindar Kassim Bandjee Sophia Rospars January 4 th 2010
  2. 2. PROFILE OF THE COMMUNITY SITES WWW.BOO.COM <ul><li>Travel site with reviews and listings </li></ul><ul><li>Based in 5 cities: Dublin, San Francisco, New York, Sydney and Shanghai </li></ul><ul><li>Staff: 100 people who speak 18 languages </li></ul><ul><li>Members: over one million </li></ul><ul><li>2008 Honoree of the Webby awards </li></ul>
  3. 3. PROFILE OF THE COMMUNITY SITES WWW.TRAVELLERSPOINT.COM <ul><li>Travel community site with blogs, reviews, forums where people share experiences, pictures and information  </li></ul><ul><li>Create in 2002 after a discussion on MSN </li></ul><ul><li>Creators: Peter and Samuel </li></ul><ul><li>  Two offices: Norway and Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Members: more than 260,000 </li></ul>
  4. 4. INTERACTIVE SERVICES WITHIN THE SITES <ul><li>Informative listings on locations and accommodations </li></ul><ul><li>Many member reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Direct links to suppliers sites (hotels, restaurants ... and soon flights) </li></ul><ul><li>Comparison engine for prices, dates of stay, hotel types (budget to five stars) </li></ul>
  5. 5. INTERACTIVE SERVICES WITHIN THE SITES A member’s review for a hotel in Prague Information on the hotel
  6. 6. INTERACTIVE SERVICES WITHIN THE SITES <ul><li>Forums, blogs and travel guides </li></ul><ul><li>Hotel bookings </li></ul><ul><li>International prepaid simcards </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Planning, booking travels </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing emotions and feelings on previous experiences </li></ul>
  7. 7. INTERACTIVE SERVICES WITHIN THE SITES Tools of planning a travel Sharing experiences Tools of Booking travel
  8. 8. THE HOTEL BOOKING SOURCES <ul><li>The travel search toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>The budget you plan for your hotel </li></ul><ul><li>The city where you plan to go </li></ul><ul><li>The check-in date and the check-out date </li></ul><ul><li>The feedback of previous customers </li></ul><ul><li>The rate fixed by the website </li></ul><ul><li>The number of people who give their opinions </li></ul><ul><li>Propose a research budget </li></ul><ul><li>Accomodation in over 3,500 locations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By selecting the country and the city you want to go </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add your arrival date only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can choose the currency in which you would like to have the price </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can select the type of hotels you want (B&B, camping…) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can make a choice between 8 languages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Boo </li></ul><ul><li>Travellerspoint </li></ul>
  9. 9. TYPE OF HOTELS BEST SUITED FOR THE SITES <ul><li>All types of hotel </li></ul><ul><li>Guest house </li></ul><ul><li>Very small hotels </li></ul><ul><li>Campsites </li></ul><ul><li>Independent hotels </li></ul><ul><li>Apartments </li></ul><ul><li>For backpackers people </li></ul><ul><li>Boo </li></ul><ul><li>Travellerspoint </li></ul>You can choice the type of hotel you would like to book starting to the common hotel to the luxury hotel