TRVL: Travel Enthusiasts Can Now Become Online Travel Agents

Startups

Jul 05
TRVL screenshot

TRVL, a travel company which has launched its website to the public, is now enabling users to access tools that were only available to professional travel agents.

A new start-up looks to create a wave in the world of travel agents. TRVL, a travel company which has launched its website to the public, is now enabling users to access tools that were only available to professional travel agents. Users of the site can make their own TRVL websites and even earn travel agent commissions on hotel rooms booked. The site is aimed at travel bloggers and people planning tours with huge groups of people.

The company said its goal was to help travels deal with lots of information and condense it to suit their needs. This could mean sifting through forums, other websites and tips pages online. The company wants to make travelers and travel enthusiasts get the feel of being a real travel agent.

Helping people who are looking to create unique experiences but don’t have the time to plan them is one of the main dimensions of the online travel business which has grown significantly in the recent years. Companies like Airbnb have built empires on the concept of travelling and living like a local person.

TRVL wants to reward people for helping others book their travel by cutting them in on the commission hotels pay to websites that bring them customers. The user doesn’t pay extra so the service is free to use. The TRVL portal is expected to become a marketplace like Uber or Airbnb, its creators say.The service could become relevant for millions of travelers who are looking to travel for leisure or business and could spur a new marketplace, some experts have said. However the travel industry is already a crowded one and there are more ways this model could go wrong than one may expect. Not to mention existing players like Expedia may soon step up their game to deal with competition.

But the online travel community as always awaits any new feature that can help serve us better.