Dreaming of planning a trip traditional way is a pain, hassle, a time consuming and needlessly tedious activity. It takes weeks to plan an entire trip – from finalizing a destination to planning and booking attractions, hotels and tours. As per a Google study, online travel buyers on an average visit 32.5 websites for planning a trip, spending close to 129 minutes researching options online. This can often be frustrating, leading people to buy cookie cutter travel packages which are usually expensive and inflexible. This could all be simplified radically to enable travelers to book entire holidays within minutes while allowing greater flexibility in choosing activities of their own interests.
Holidayen is a startup that believes to have found a gap between the subset of travel industry. It is an intuitive, automated trip planner that helps travelers plan and book amazing, personalized holiday experiences in more than 1500 destinations worldwide. It creates a customized itinerary for the traveler with all relevant details, reducing travel planning time from several weeks to a few minutes. It is an automatic, personalized travel planning service that helps travelers effortlessly plan and book amazing trips. Holidayen designed to help travelers in the inspiration, planning and booking stages of of their trip.
The Holidayen trip planner provides recommendations and booking options for sights, activities, tours, stays and authentic cultural experiences based on the preferences of the user, and the automated itinerary builder creates an optimized route for every single day of the trip. Perfect trip in just three easy steps
Create trip – Enter destination and trip duration. Let Holidayen plan a trip for you in seconds, automatically!
Customize Trip – Customize the trip to your preferences. Select from thousands of sights, activities and hotels.
Book Trip – Book your itinerary right here and save yourself
They have partnered with Expedia for hotels and GetYourGuide for activities to offer a wide range of things to do at a destination. Travelers can also carry their itinerary on mobiles and share with co-travelers and friends. It also creates an optimized route for every single day of the trip, and the final itinerary can be accessed on any device and shared with co-travelers and friends. They also have city-specific Android app to help travelers plan on-the-go and some of the city apps are paid.
“Online travel planning is a $300 Bn industry globally, with healthy growth rates projected,” said Tarun Madan, co-founder of Holidayen. There are no established companies in this space, however they say their competitors are MyGola, Utrip,and Tripomatic. As per the company, their USP is the range of options for activities that they offer at a destination is wider, and better as it has been curated by real travelers.
Earlier this year, Holiadyen has launched a multi-city trip planning service which helps travelers effortlessly plan and book customized multi-leg itineraries within minutes in a highly intuitive and simple visual interface.
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Holidayen is a very interesting concept for avid travelers, and more so for the ones who like to plan their own trips with ease. It would would be interesting to see how Holidayen shapes up and how people respond to this innovative concept.