On a whim you have decided to jet off for the weekend to Bali, Hong Kong, Singapore or some other exotic destination. And there ain’t nothing wrong with that… except maybe the higher than anticipated price you could end up paying for a hotel.
Or maybe not.
There’s a certain app out there in cyberspace that’s constantly zooming all around the Asia-Pacific region, seeking out the top deals on hotels in places like Cambodia, Laos, Macau, South Korea and the Taiwan. Well, the dedicated team of professionals behind the app is, to be more precise. Every day they check hundreds of hotels and scan thousands of prices.
It’s a free app that aims to be more than just another app. Or another online travel agent.
It’s a lifestyle app that aims to facilitate the passion for travel that so many of us embrace. It goes by the apt name of HotelQuickly and its purpose is to score for the last-minute traveler the best deals at the best 3 to 5 star hotels around Asia-Pacific, and quickly.
HotelQuickly says it offers rates which are on average 28% lower than the best prices online, which can be booked quickly and stress-free.
HotelQuickly can be downloaded at www.hotelquickly.com for iOS, Android and Blackberry 10 devices and offers a choice of payment for hotel rooms via credit card, debit card or PayPal. It is available in the nine languages of English, Thai, Vietnamese, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Simplified Chinese, Cantonese, Taiwanese and Korean.
The last-minute, lifestyle traveler in all of us can book hotels in over 250 destinations in Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
So who founded HotelQuickly, we hear you ask. A frequent travelling Swiss entrepreneur by the name of Christian Mischler who several years ago became frustrated with the usual hotel booking process and saw the growing interest in last-minute bookings. Assembling a team that included former classmate Tomas Laboutka as Co-Founder and CEO, Christian launched HotelQuickly in March 0f 2013. The company now employs over 70 staff at its network of offices in Thailand, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Australia, Taiwan and Vietnam.
“The world of travel today is a spontaneous world, far different from it was 10 years ago”, says Co-Founder, COO and CMO Christian. “You can check in for your flight online, you can navigate the globe with online maps and you can book accommodation online. Travel can often be a spur-of-the-moment thing and that’s exactly where HotelQuickly comes in, by simplifying the hotel search and booking process and making it possible for travelers to score the best deals on highly rated hotels, quickly.”