While we know that many Tripologists are buying our leads via iPhones and other smart-phones, a substantial number of our Tripologists expressed they had 'inbox anxiety' -- i.e. being afraid to be away from their email too long and were perplexed by all the complicated mobile devices. It was obvious a certain subset of the market was being overlooked.
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 14, 2009
Tripology, the leading online travel referral service, today introduced a strategic alliance with the creator of the first handheld messaging device, Peek. The agreement is aimed at bringing an affordable and easy-to-use mobile email option to Tripology's more than 11,500 travel specialists.
"In Peek we have created a remarkably simple pocketsize device that offers straightforward and inexpensive mobile email," said Amol Sarva, Peek co-founder and CEO. "We believe Peek can certainly help Tripologists to stay connected and have access to Tripology's leads with a device that offers simplicity, not typically found in all-in-one smartphones."
"Many of our Tripologists stay logged in to Tripology all day long to get a jump on leads. However, many said they felt chained to their desks because leads they want can go quickly," said John T. Peters, CTIE, President and CEO of Tripology. "While we know that many Tripologists are buying our leads via iPhones and other smart-phones, a substantial number of our Tripologists expressed they had 'inbox anxiety' -- i.e. being afraid to be away from their email too long and were perplexed by all the complicated mobile devices. It was obvious a certain subset of the market was being overlooked."
"Peek allows them to simply be able to read email and respond to email on the go...so it's a great way to see the leads as they come in AND a great way to stay in touch for agents on the go," continued Peters.
This novel mobile device is not a cell phone; it is solely dedicated to emailing and texting. Peek is priced at $49.95 and monthly service is only $19.95 per month. Unlike other mobile email options offered via mobile phone providers, the monthly service is very economically priced and there are no contracts ever.
"Our goal is to help our travel specialists maximize the Tripology service to increase their sales," said Peters. "Peek offers them a great option to stay connected, access the leads they want quickly, and offer clients ongoing communication for an outstanding customer experience."
Travel professionals can Tripology.com/peek for information on a how to buy a Peek and enter code VMPNHFBPXQ to save an extra $25 off either Peek Classic or Peek Pronto through May 31, 2009. In addition, purchasers will receive $50 in Tripology credits.
For additional information about Tripology, visit Tripology.com. Travel Specialists can access the company's dedicated agent website at Tripology.com/agent for information on how to become a registered Tripologist.
Since their launch in September 2008, Peek remains a leading handheld messaging device. Peek is a smart, simple, stylish way to stay connected on-the-go. This $49 handheld mobile device continues to win many prestigious awards, including WIRED and Time Magazine's "Gadget of the Year." Peeks lets consumers stay connected with unlimited email and texting. Peek can be found in Target stores nationwide, Amazon, Costco.com and getpeek.com.
Tripology is an interactive travel referral service focused on connecting travelers with qualified and customer-rated travel specialists. Available at no cost to consumers, Tripology utilizes proprietary technology to match traveler requests with travel professionals. The company has received and processed more than 75,000 consumer trip requests since Tripology.com launched in June 2007. Based in New York, NY, Tripology offers travelers the best of both worlds, combining a content-rich online experience with access to knowledgeable travel specialists in their desired destination or type of travel for the personal attention and service they seek. Tripology is a privately held corporation based in New York, NY. Its principal investor is Ascend Venture Group. For more information, visit Tripology.com].
Marlene Oliver, NJC Communications
(305) 491-0512, moliver (at) njccorp.com
Mayra Etayo, NJC Communications
(305) 505-7089, metayo (at) njccorp.com