Singapore-based travel-tech startup Journeyful, has launched iOS and Android-based mobile applications for their product this week, extending its services into the mobile space.
Journeyful is a reward-based online travel agency designed to help travellers search and book hotel stays worldwide. Moe Ibrahim, Journeyful’s CEO, explained: “To us, building travel apps means making travel better. Having a mobile app is a natural step for us, as all the studies show an increasing usage of mobile to research travel. Therefore, we want to be where our customers are and provide a secure, user-friendly and updated platform where our users can research and book hotels on-the-go, with the confidence of booking the best deals without ever having to leave the app.”
Journeyful allows users to earn reward dollars on hotel bookings. They can also earn rewards from their friends’ bookings via referral rewards.
According to the officials, it has listings of more than 200,000 hotels across the globe, the mobile app shows mobile users an interactive destination map with hotel listings in their specific area. Users can filter hotels by price, rating and location, with the ability to make hotel bookings within 30 seconds and a near-instant confirmation.
The pain point that it addresses in the travel sphere, is the booking needs of highly mobile customers, such as travelling management consultants, entrepreneurs or other corporate executives. Given the time constraints they operate under, the product seems designed to facilitate the booking process for them.
An additional feature that has recently been added to the product, is an open reviews feature that allows users to submit a hotel review along with photographs or videos. Other travellers can see the reviews before booking a hotel, with up-votes in the review getting the reviewer reward.
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