New Hotel Booking Site TravelPony.com Extra Savings For Facebook Users
A new hotel booking site from the USA has expanded with sites targeting the UK and French travellers as well as their home market. The site is called Travel Pony and what makes it different is that you sign in with your Facebook account and this triggers deeper discounts.
Clay Jackson from travelpony.com told Tips for Travellers that ” “TravelPony is the first website that gives travelers special rates on hotels just for being a member of Facebook. When customers visit Travel Pony through Facebook or login to our site with their Facebook ID, they unlock rates that are 10-70% below the rates on Expedia, Orbitz and Travelocity. We’re the first site of our kind that is taking advantage of the rulings in Great Britian regarding price fixing of hotel rates which means the opening up in the market to better rates for consumers”.
I tried out the site to compare prices of hotels here in Las Vegas where I am on holiday this week, and posted the screen grabs on this posting. I wish I had not as found I would be paying less!! Guess I know where I need to be checking and booking from here on then!!!
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i dont use or want to use fakebook,so what use is this to me?
It’s of little use at all to you but then..It’s not all about you.
I couldn’t reply to that any better myself. Kudos!
Make a fake one. open an email account (I use a certain email account solely for signing up for things), open a facebook account, then forget about it all (or not, since you have to log in through it), and no sweat
Drana, you have just committed fraud – and encouraged others to do so! Maybe it’s tome to sit down and ACTUALLY READ those Terms of Service huh? It might save you a prison term
@Officer Dibble : What Drana does is a good practice and not a fraud!
You got to have a right to protect your privacy and still have these social sites under your thumb! Period!!
Its not fraud, its called smart identity control.
I’d hate to think what would happen if this was done to the obamacare site.
Great, now they just need to do same with air/hotel combos.
THIS IS AN ADVERT POSING AS A SERIOUS ARTICLE. I LOGGED ON THINKING IT WAS AN INDEPENDENT ARTICLE BUT THEYVE NOW GOT A NOTE OF ALL MY FRIENDS.
THE PRICES SHOWN FOR HOTELS IN LONDON ARE NOT EXACTLY ECONOMIC
SHAME ON YOU INDEPENENT
IF WE STILL HAD THE IPC I WOULD MAKE A FORMAL COMPLAINT
Are you so naive as to think this is a discount “just for being a Facebook user”? What’s remarkable is that this is the first site to actually provide you some benefit for handing your data over to them for sale and reuse. Every other site you log in to with your Facebook id simply takes it and hopes you don;t notice. Looks like you didn’t notice.
Me? I think I need a whole lot more for selling my entire social network’s data than some hotel discounts. But at the very least, I appreciate that travelpony is making an effort to compensate me for what they take.
Be careful we missed out on a rugby match in Paris because of Travelocity which we renamed Traveloshity. We found out we had gone through their American website and we were not covered by ABTA when they cancelled our flight. It cost us £ and a fantastic weekend away with friends.
The prices on this website are much much more expensive than the site I normally use – Trivago – for the same dates and location
Easy solution – just set up a fake facebook account, there is no requirement for a set number of friends to be eligible for this.
If companies want to scam your personal information, then scam them back.
Love it Bryan
We need to hit back at these scammers and waste their time
Good idea to use a separate FB account but surely better to book via a different site (I am sure many will offer the same or better discounts) or book DIRECT. I booked an hotel listed at £56 on a booking site by phoning the hotel …. got it for 10% off which they then rounded down to £47. Simples.
You are quite right. Hotels have to pay the likes of expedia, booking.com so I often phone the hotels direct. They usually will either give a discount or a free upgrade.
This is a scam, they only have deals in cities they have contracts with, you can not just type in the name of a city you want to get a deal on, you have to go to one if their destinations. Don’t waste your time, I will be taking them off my facebook.