Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) January 9, 2006
Are travelers crossing Hawaii off their list of places to visit because they think lodging is upwards of $200 per night? A new travel company, GLAD (GLobal ADventure) Travel, intends to promote awareness of the variety of budget lodging options in Hawaii. They also plan to provide travelers with easy, comprehensive search and online booking options.
"Until now there has been no simple way to find these options, let alone book them easily online." says GLAD Travel CEO Anitra Pickett.
She explains that budget travel planning is further confused by a lack of clarity among many travel vendors.
"The word ‘budget’ is used too liberally and many vendors don't provide a concrete definition of budget or back it up with truly affordable options." However, Pickett maintains that GLAD brings needed clarity to consumers by concretely defining budget as $99 and under per night.
Pickett is also proud of the fact that her company is upfront with travelers about additional fees they may incur during the booking process. In Hawaii, lodging options are known for adding on copious amounts of fees and taxes, which is encouraged by the structure of the state’s tax system. These extra fees often are hidden or difficult to figure out until a final quote for lodging is made.
"Our goal is to eliminate this type of ‘issue’ all-too present in the online travel world." says Pickett. "GLAD displays all these fees upfront to the traveler, always on the first search page."
GLAD Travel also took on the challenge of independently compiling all budget lodging options in Hawaii and displaying them to travelers, for free, on their website http://www.gladtravel.com. Travel agencies, property managers and vacation rental listing websites usually only provide lodging options that they are directly receiving revenue from. Pickett says her vision was to give consumers a fair view of every option available to them within their price range. GLAD Travel shows travelers all the 1500+ options discovered, whether the lodging has contracted to provide revenue to GLAD or not.
GLAD Travel has not only disproved the notion that Hawaii has to be expensive, but it also has given travelers an easy way to find and book affordable lodging options of all types in Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island, Molokai, and Lanai.
About GLAD (GLobal ADventure) Travel:
http://www.gladtravel.com is an online advanced search and booking engine for lodging in the Hawaiian Islands. The website features 1500+ budget lodging options, all for $99 or less per night. GLAD Travel encourages authentic, adventurous, and responsible travel for the independent and budget-oriented traveler.
Anitra Pickett, CEO
GLAD (GLobal ADventure) Travel
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