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TripAdvisor To Tuck SniqueAway Into Jetsetter.com

June 17, 2013 at 3:34 PM | by | Comments (0)

We’ve been talking a lot about TripAdvisor drama lately, but didn’t touch too much on their acquisition of flash-sale site Jetsetter back in April. That was mainly because we’d heard Jetsetter may fold, so we took a wait-and-see approach.

We’ve heard from tipsters there’s been a good amount of layoffs and employees jumping ship at Jetsetter since the takeover. However, the latest word is that TripAdvisor, who also owns hotel-discount site SniqueAway, is shutting it down as a separate entitity on June 28th and rolling it into Jetsetter.com.

Kathleen Hanefeld, sales director at SniqueAway, contacted the company's hotel partners via email about the change, saying, “

…after reviewing what would be the best experience for our travelers and our partners, we decided to combine our assets and have SniqueAway become Jetsetter.”

Meanwhile, we continue to receive SniqueAways sales blasts, so we assume vendors plan on going to very end. Even today’s offerings have the option to book deals well into July.

Hanefeld said “any sales scheduled to run on SniqueAway will be completely unaffected by the change.” We're crossing our fingers that buyers won’t have to deal with company reservation drama during the transition.

We'll keep you posted on the changeover as more news develops.

[Photo:TripAdvisor.com]

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A Travel Writer's Guide To Saving Ca$h On Your Next Hotel Stay

November 20, 2012 at 1:10 PM | by | Comment (1)

You get this gratis at the FS Beverly Hills, when you have a special occasion, so mention it!

Sure, there are a number of things you've probably done to save money at hotels. Maybe you signed up for a loyalty program for the free WiFi and room upgrade ("when available"). Perhaps you booked at the respective hotel's web site to secure the "best guaranteed rate".

Meh.

You're probably thinking: Tell me something I don't already know. Well, as a travel writer for the past ten years (on a tight budget, for that matter), I'm divulging my best secrets. Some tips are common sense, some are things you might not have ever thought about.

Either way, the following advice is guaranteed to have you save $$$—without feeling ghetto about it!

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New Private Sale Site SniqueAway Kicks Off Today

September 20, 2010 at 12:58 PM | by | Comment (1)

So you're now in the habit of checking Jetsetter, Tablet and Kayak before you book your next getaway. Private Sales can save you a fair whack of money on your hotel room, after all. Have you had time to get used to VoyagePrive yet?

Yes or no, ready or not, it barely matters--because nothing is stopping the steady march of newer sites joining the private sale ranks. The latest addition? SniqueAway, which launches with sales on hotels including Greenbrier Resort and Reefs Bermuda today.

Like with many of its predecessors, you must be a member to use SniqueAway but you can easily become one via invitation from another member.

Standard rooms at the Greenbier start at $112.50 a night on SniqueAway (down from the listed rate of $225) and when you click on the booking calendar, little icons tell you which nights have "a few left" or which nights offer the lowest rates. (When we checked, that was Nov 1-3 for the Greenbier, FYI.)

It looks like there may be the occasional SniqueAway exclusive extra, too--for the Greenbier, the deal includes waiving the typical daily resort fee.

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