BookingBuddy Reviews 2016

Since it has been a year, we will be starting to write new reviews about the travel sites we once wrote about last year, just to give you a heads up of the current status or changes of a particular online travel agency. Things can change in a span of a year, that’s why we decided on re-writing some of the written travel search engines and give you the freshest feedback for 2016.

In this review, we will be re-talking about BookingBuddy.

BookingBuddy Reviews 2016

BookingBuddy Reviews 2016-TripAdvisorBookingbuddy started as a brand of Smarter Travel in 1998. In May of 2007, Tripadvisor acquired SmarterTravel Media Operator and Bookingbuddy as well. Bookingbuddy is one of the 25 brands Tripadvisor operates.

Though TripAdvisor acquired BookingBuddy, the founder, Daniel Saul, is still the President and CEO of Smart Travel Media, meaning he helps in managing BookingBuddy as well.

How does BookingBuddy work?

BookingBuddy’s layout is pretty simple but very appealing. The presentation of services is organized. Searching and booking for flight deals is quick and easy, the website is user friendly, perfect for Bookingbuddy.

BookingBuddy Reviews 2016-pageTop travel deals are shown with a list of top travel destinations. They also keep travelers informed with travel news posted by Smartertravel. One problem though: most of the news were posted back in 2013, no new updates lately.

BookingBuddy allows customers to look and book for flights, hotel reservations, car rentals, and cruises easily. That’s it, since BookingBuddy is only the middleman. There is a “Help” page for customers, kinda like a FAQs page, for general information.

The travel site is obviously one of the “Less is more” websites with user-friendly features. Being a subsidiary, BookingBuddy doesn’t include much information about their company background; that’s OK, since most customers are after their services.

BookingBuddy Reviews 2016 from Customers

On BookingBuddy got a 6.7 out of 10 star rating from customer reviews. According to most comments, BookingBuddy offers the best deals and is easy to do business with.

Going back to the statement that Bookingbuddy is no stranger to insults, some reviews say that the company is untrustworthy and unproductive. Some of the negative comments advise future travelers to never use them.

It looks like Bookingbuddy had good and bad days, also regarding their price rates, some customers claim that Bookingbuddy has no consistency in their flight deals.
BookingBuddy Reviews 2016-logoHow To Reach Them?

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  • Head Office Address:     Smarter Travel Media LLC, 226 Causeway Street, Third Floor,
                                                Boston, MA 02114


After reading through BookingBuddy reviews, mixed feedback from customers had pretty much explained why the US-based travel site is not being used oftenly. Since customers are more convenient with using other new major online travel agencies rather than wasting time to wait for a travel site to upgrade and hear their concerns. But, we’re still hoping that BookingBuddy will heed its customers’ requests.

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Comments 1

  1. We stayed at a motel in Ithaca, ny and it was dirty and we had to wait 2 hrs for them to find our “rooms”. I was very disappointed with this booking. I had children and we did not want to even take our shoes off. All other places were sold out. From the picture on line it looked very clean, etc. but it was a dump


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