Trivago, hotel comparator: review and test

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  • What is Trivago?
  • How does it work?
  • - For hoteliers
  • - For users
  • Trivago: Advantages and disadvantages for the hotelier
  • - Advantages for the hotelier of using Trivago
  • - Disadvantages for the hotelier of using Trivago
  • Trivago: Advantages and disadvantages for the user
  • - Benefits for the Trivago customer
  • - Disadvantages for the Trivago customer
  • Trivago: Editorial opinion

Reviews of Trivago - Hotel Comparator on the Internet

"Finding the ideal hotel at the best price" is one of the main concerns of travellers, whether they are amateurs or seasoned professionals. It must be said that accommodation is an essential part of a stay! First of all, it is one of the most important expenses. On the other hand, the quality of the accommodation plays on the memories left after a holiday. The offer on the web today is very vast and includes several dozen reservation sites. How can you find your way around and make your choice without spending hours comparing everything?

Whether you want to go to France or abroad, for a weekend or a long stay, online comparators save you time and efficiency. In the same place, you will find the different prices offered for a wide range of hotels. The opinions of other travelers enrich the descriptions of places and inform you about their experiences. Locate, compare, then book - it's all just a few clicks away.

Trivago has grown rapidly over the past decade. Right or wrong? Take a look at the "review and test" by the editors of Generation Travel and find out everything you need to know about Trivago's online hotel comparison service.

What is Trivago?

To be able to compare all hotel prices thanks to a single website: this is the idea developed in 2005 by three German friends. The following year, Malte Siewert, Peter Vinnemeier and Rolf Schrömgens founded Trivago together in Düsseldorf. The company's name comes from the contraction of the words trip, vacation and go. In 2007, building on their initial success, they expand their platform to other European countries. France, the United Kingdom and Spain were quickly conquered! Two years later, Trivago set out to conquer the international market: the United States, Brazil, China, Japan, etc. In 2013, the start-up was largely acquired by Expedia. Expedia invests €477 million in 60% of the shares. Today, the company has around 50 platforms in more than 30 different languages. One hundred and twenty million people use it every month to

The principle is simple: Trivago centralizes prices from several hundred booking sites. This makes it easy for the user to find the best offer in a single city. By clicking on the city, the user is redirected to the corresponding booking site. It is not possible to book directly from the online comparison site. This is due to its economic functioning: for each click, the company receives a sum of money from the partner concerned. To help it make its choice, the site has photos and online notices published by Internet users on various booking sites. In addition to this service, Trivago offers guides to different cities to help you prepare for your stay. Quick and easy to use, this comparison tool will help you find the accommodation you need during your stay.

How does it work?

For hoteliers

Do you manage an establishment offering accommodation? Your presence on Trivago depends on your collaboration with one or more online booking sites. If they are one of their business partners, you will see your hotel appear on the online hotel comparison site. The more you work with different sites, the more likely you are to be found on the search engine. To improve your listing, you can create a free Hotel Manager account. This will allow you to update your information and monitor your performance using statistical tools. For further development, Trivago offers paid marketing options. These help you to improve your visibility against your competitors.

For users

Are you looking for accommodation for your next trip? Enter your destination in the search bar on the home page, as well as your arrival and departure dates. You can also enter other criteria, such as your budget. Trivago will then provide you with a list of hotels that match your search. You can narrow down your search based on the location of the hotels or on reviews left by other users. Have you made your choice? By clicking on the selected hotel, you will be redirected to the corresponding site to finalize your reservation.

Trivago: Advantages and disadvantages for the hotel owner

Advantages for the hotelier of using Trivago

  • Increased visibility
  • Possibility to write an attractive description of the establishment, with photos
  • Allows you to expand your customer base

Disadvantages for the hotelier of using Trivago

  • Multiplication of trading partners to increase the chances of being found
  • Strong competition
  • Risk of receiving a bad rating by a user

Trivago: Advantages and disadvantages for the user

Benefits for the Trivago customer

  • Wide choice for all budgets
  • Allows you to make good deals
  • Saving of time

Disadvantages for the Trivago customer

  • Reservation to be made on another site
  • Some of the partner sites are unreliable
  • Fewer offers during high season

Trivago: Editorial opinion

Trivago is an online hotel comparator with a simple and effective principle. It is particularly easy to use. It allows you to quickly find a complete list of hotels. The wide range of choices is particularly useful. The suggestions correspond to all types of accommodation, from youth hostels to luxury hotels. Without a doubt, the site is one of the leading comparators on the market and attracts both users and hoteliers with its features. Despite the competition, it remains a site that is popular with millions of Internet users every month. With millions of reviews and photos, as well as an ever-growing range of products, Trivago is definitely a valuable ally in preparing for your future trip.

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