A search engine for vacation rentals, which aggregates over five million listing in more than 100,000 cities worldwide. Tripping.com parners with several major vacation rental websites, such as: Interhome and Novasol, that allows users to easily compare vacation rentals across providers.
Tripping.com is an aggregator which allows users to search and compare vacation and short-term rentals from a host of major suppliers. Tripping.com currently partners with top rental sites including HomeAway, VRBO, FlipKey, Housetrip, Interhome, Roomorama, Booking.com, Wimdu, ZenRentals, Bedycasa, WayToStay, Gloveler, HolidayVelvet, 9Flats.com, AlwaysOnVacation, RedAwning, and Housetrip. Users can search by price, ratings, location and a long list of features and amenities.
In August 2015 Tripping.com debuted on-site booking for Booking.com properties. It is the first vacation rental metasearch website to offer this service.
An intelligent website that helps every traveler pick the best accommodation for their prestigious vacation, but is Tripping.com does their job well? We’ll see in this review.
Origins and Ownership
Founded in 2009 by former StutHub employees: Nate Weisiger and Jen O’Neal. Tripping.com has been giving away millions of options for travelers who are looking for the best vacation accommodation that suites their budget and taste.
It was in 2010 when they launched the official website of Tripping.com
Jen O’Neal serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Jen launched Tripping.com from TechCrunch Disrupt in 2010. Since then she’s raised over $21M in funding from investors in Silicon Valley, New York, Europe and Asia. After the company’s Series B financing, the Wall Street Journal reported Tripping.com’s pre-money valuation to be $100 Million.
Jen grew up near Silicon Valley and graduated cum laude from UC Berkeley. She was employee #5 at StubHub, an online marketplace acquired by eBay for $307M in 2007, where she was responsible for the development of its brand and Marketing group.
After StubHub, Jen moved to London to head up marketing efforts for Viagogo (started by StubHub co-founder Eric Baker). In addition to managing a team of marketers across Europe, Jen also managed the marketing elements of deals with partners including Manchester United, Chelsea, FC Bayern Munich, Madonna and more.
What people are saying
Typically, Tripping.com is a vacation and accommodation search engine that helps users not just to book, but to compare prices among other vacation or home rentals that offers accommodation from the city, state or place that user have typed and search from their website. With different vacation rental affiliates, users can never have a hard time choosing the best option. Here are some of the reviews:
“We travel to Europe once or twice a year and like to rent apartments in the cities we visit. We’ve found that it’s generally cheaper than staying in a hotel and gives us a feeling of what it’s like to live there. Prior to discovering tripping.com, I spent hours going through all the rental sites, often seeing duplicate properties. Tripping.com saves me a lot of time, since I can view all the properties from all the sites I’m interested in simultaneously. I’d recommend this site for anyone who enjoys renting for vacations.”
—Planufer15 (Review via Trustpilot)
“I used Tripping.com to help me find a place to stay in Spain this summer with my family. It has many great choices and it was very easy to narrow down my search to the places that are a good fit for my family. Their map is very good. They have lots of photos and I liked that they help me compare prices easily.”
—Kent (Review via Trustpilot)
“I found a property with two different prices and typical I book with VRBO but that price was higher, so went with the new site and it was actually lower. Going to be coming back to use this search engine again because it compares prices.”
—Adrianna (Review via Trustpilot)
A photo of a simple home will welcome you as you reached the website, as well as the search bar that asks the user it’s planned destination. The user is allowed to search for accommodation with check-in and check-out dates or just simple search without giving dates.
Scrolling down, the website will show you the list of their affiliates, from Wimdu to Owner Direct. As you scroll down much further, advertisements about the most visited destinations by the website are posted, accompanied by a list of Top Cities and Top Countries. For more information about Tripping.com, you can click here.
As of the moment, you can reached Tripping.com through their website. You can ask or give a suggestion about the website’s performance by clicking the contact us panel, which will transfer you to another page that will allow the user to fill-up a form that requires an email address and the message that you want to tell them. You can click here for further information.
A massive home and vacation rental search engine that provides help with every traveler. I’ve been reading some reviews about Tripping.com and came accross comments that regards to the interface and layout of the website. A user once written that somehow the website is not fully developed or updated as it can’t locate the place written on the search bar. This makes the website slightly incompetent with the other leading home and vacation search engines and I hope that Tripping.com will make actions to fix this.