Presenting yourself as a Booking-com-killer might seem a bit over-ambitious. But while they are not quite there yet, travel-startup Bidroom is still going strong, and growing fast. Today the company, based in The Hague, announces it raised €1 million from informal investors.
Bidding on guests
Bidroom is the alternative to the current ruling travel marketplaces like Booking, Tripadvisor and Expedia. The startup doesn’t compare prices and spits out search results. Instead it lets the user fill in his or her holiday wishes, and lets hotels bid on their guest. The company contacts hotels and makes an offer for the stay. According to the startup itself, this results in better offers for lower prices.