Dallas (PRWEB) December 11, 2013
Friends don’t let friends overpay for travel. That’s the mission of CarryOn.com, a new travel site that leverages the power of group purchasing and social media to find the best fares possible.
The site was founded on one simple idea: The more people that follow a trip, the more savings CarryOn delivers. Members choose between following an existing deal, or creating their own. As more people follow the same deal, the price starts to drop. Members can save up to 40 percent by following and booking deals.
“Our site is different from existing travel websites in that all of our features culminate in a unique visual social travel shopping, sharing and buying experience that goes beyond simply sharing travel photos,” said Rick Kumpf, CEO of CarryOn. “Our members receive considerable price discounts at group rates without actually traveling with anyone else.”
Members earn points toward free travel through CarryOn’s loyalty rewards program by simply opening emails, visiting the site, sharing and following trips, and of course, purchasing deals. Earning points from friend referrals and friend’s trips are a unique and even faster path to free travel.
“Our members have many easy ways to earn points which can turn into free travel,” Kumpf said. “One of our members has earned more than 25,000 points just from following and sharing deals and earning points from friend’s trips all before making her first purchase. Her points can be redeemed for a $200 CarryOn travel award she can use to book a trip on any available airline or hotel. This is why we believe we have the most rewarding loyalty program the travel industry has ever seen.”
Sign up is free, and CarryOn encourages members to browse and follow existing and trending deals, similar to Pinterest. As the number of followers increases, CarryOn increases the trip discount, or adds extra bonus points. Because the benefits increase, members are eager to share trip deals with their friends and connections.
Each member has their own personal TripBoard, which houses their collection of created and followed trips. Members can share trips on their personal social networks or invite friends directly to follow trips to receive more discounts.
CarryOn also offers great last minute holiday travel deals at specially discounted prices. Members have already saved an average of $54 per trip this holiday season.
To learn more about CarryOn, explore the new website and start following deals, visit http://www.carryon.com.
CarryOn.com is a new social travel site that delivers deals and group savings for members, with no membership fees. Members know where they are staying, which airline they are flying, and what car company they are renting, so there is no up-front credit card risk. As more people follow a trip, savings increase for everyone. Members begin earning points immediately after they create an account, and continue to earn points by traveling themselves and from their friends’ trips.