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Travelbug Launches Last Minute Deals

11 February 2008

Travelbug Launches Last Minute Deals

Travelbug, Trade Me’s travel website, today launched a ‘last minute deals’ feature which finds the best rates on local accommodation.

“Last minute deals allows our customers to easily spot the top deals when they book accommodation within 28 days,” says Travelbug manager, Daniel Bridges.

A new site search also launched today makes it easier to find the right accommodation - from holiday homes to four-figure luxury lodges - and people who register on the site can now receive Travelbug’s newsletter with travel deals.

Trade Me created Travelbug in partnership with Vianet International, a travel software and development company, who alongside Trade Me have been working closely with tourism industry partners to develop the site enhancements. “The changes we’re launching today have stemmed from our close consultation with key travel players,” says Daniel.

Launched just five months ago, Travelbug has now grown to over 10,000 members and 2,300 listed accommodation providers.

Prospective customers can browse the accommodation marketplace and book online. There are no additional charges for consumers, and suppliers are only charged if bookings are made.

Like Trade Me, consumers can read other travellers’ experiences and provide their own ratings of accommodation providers.


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