We often hear that the search for the perfect hotel is overwhelming and stressful. We don't think it needs to be that way.
Toronto, ON (PRWEB) June 13, 2011
Bedmap.com today announced the launch of its unique hotel search service. In an industry dominated by a few large and well-established players, Bedmap is innovating by building upon Google's familiar map technology and placing a strong focus on user experience.
Instead of conventional hotel result pages, Bedmap's results are in the form of a large interactive map plotting hotel locations. The major advantage of this approach from a traveler's perspective is as a platform for comparison shopping. Nightly rates are prominently displayed and categorized as "cheap" or "expensive" compared to others nearby, giving shoppers a sense of what to expect in unfamiliar places.
Bedmap's fast and clean interface will continue to differentiate it from others. "Our goal is to not bombard the user with information that's distracting or not useful," says James Lavigne, the project's founder. "We often hear that the search for the perfect hotel is overwhelming and stressful. We don't think it needs to be that way."
In response to many travelers' complaints about charges for wireless internet, Bedmap provides the option to view a map of just hotels offering free Wi-Fi. Other filtering options such as 'free parking' and 'free breakfast' further help travelers narrow down on the best value for their money.
The service is well-positioned to serve the increasing number of travelers on a budget, who prefer lower-priced accommodation often closer to home. Its ability to browse large areas is particularly appealing to those traveling by road. According to MSNBC's Rob Lovitt, "The site may be most useful for travelers considering road trips and other non-destination-based travel since you can grab the map, plan your way along your route and check rates at the hotels that pop up along the way."
Partnerships with industry leaders provide Bedmap with a very comprehensive global hotel database. For more information and to find your next hotel room, visit Bedmap.com's hotel map.
Bedmap.com is a Toronto-based startup founded in January 2011, focused on bringing a fresh approach to the process of finding the right hotel. Bedmap combines a very comprehensive hotel database with a simple interface that makes searching it a pleasure. For more information, visit http://bedmap.com/.
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