SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- OneRooftop reclaims the old concept of the travel agent to initiate a much-needed standard in the vacation rental industry. The company has now launched its newest service that mixes an on-demand mobile messaging platform with live travel experts who find and book a vacation rental personalized to a traveler's needs. Travelers text OneRooftop their destination, dates and a budget. The guest matches with a travel expert who scours the planet for the best vacation rental out there.
"Chat-to-service apps are a phenomenon that is expanding globally and we expect that growth to continue over the next few years. We are excited to be the first to bring this service to the vacation rental industry," said Chad Brubaker, CEO and Founder of OneRooftop. Text-to-purchase style options are predicted to be the next big wave in mobile technology. According to the Wall Street Journal, "Messaging apps – with funny names like WhatsApp, WeChat and KakaoTalk – have become indispensable for communication for hundreds of millions of people world-wide." Now OneRooftop's travel experts have joined the global conversation. Having already booked 16 million dollars through its platform, the company brings this technology to the fastest-growing sector of travel and hospitality.
Many of these text-based apps are beginning to handle payments directly with product suppliers. To facilitate an easy vacation planning experience, OneRooftop aims to help guests search for and book a home in the same way. "People want to save time and money – but they also want the best homes available," said Brubaker. "This messaging component allows our customers to save a tremendous amount of time searching for and interacting with different owners and managers on the traditional booking sites." OneRooftop eliminates the headache, and connects the traveler with trusted, reputable vacation rental owners and managers.
Starting today, travelers can begin chatting with a OneRooftop travel expert through text and email by going to onerooftop.com. The mobile app is due out later this year and will offer incentives for referring other travelers.
OneRooftop (onerooftop.com) is a mobile travel assistant for booking vacation rentals. One text eliminates hours of searching with help from a travel expert who researches the best options from a network of trusted professionals and owners worldwide. The expert messages the traveler with options and expedites the final booking. OneRooftop, selected to participate in the #1 U.S. Accelerator AngelPad in 2015, has been helping vacation rental businesses in over 65 countries with revenue optimization since its founding in 2010.
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