The American-based travel site traces its roots back to 2010 and works as subsidiary of Mondee Inc., which is a travel and technology group based in Foster, California. To be honest, it was not specific when ExploreTrip started but it’s in between 2008 to 2010. No images or biography were provided about their current CEO named Prasad Gundumogula. In this review, we discover and chunk ExploreTrip to find out more details and to test their reliability as an online travel agency.
The travel site reminds me of FlightHub with their web design. However, ExploreTrip seems to lack information on their page, wherein FlightHub is easy to access and full of information. On a positive note, ExploreTrip had chosen a nice background image that will fit the overall appearance of the site. But I am afraid that their services look less convincing with the overall impact of the page alone, just like other infamous online travel agencies with nice and striking company descriptions, the page and reviews tell a different story.
Let us try how the search page works. In this review, I tried searching for flights from February 8 to 12, route from BOS to AMS as 1 Adult in Economy Class. It took forever before I was able to load the page and see the results, it is very frustrating to start a search for a good airfare deal. I was even redirected back to the homepage, but I kept trying until I gave up the search. This is not actually good because, what if I was really about to make a transaction? If that’s the case, they already lost one potential customer.
As expected, ExploreTrip doesn’t rank even average according to ExploreTrip reviews. On Trustpilot, all I saw was red, red and red. Well, getting a score of 3.9/10 pretty much explains why. Out of 8 ExploreTrip reviews, they are mostly considered as scam plus the fact that customers were actually pissed over their bad customer service which for them is the worst experience they ever had.
What caught my attention was a forum actually started in FlyerTalk about someone trying to book with ExploreTrip and asking for suggestions, replies were a landslide that consumers of the site were actually unsatisfied with their booking and refunds with ExploreTrip.
- Trustpilot: https://www.trustpilot.com/review/exploretrip.com
- FlyerTalk: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/online-travel-booking-bidding-agencies/1068507-planning-book-exploretrip-com.html
- Website URL: www.exploretrip.com
- Contact Number: +1 650 646 3337 / +1 866 855 3984
- Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax Number: 866 527 2297
- Head Office Address: 1840 Gateway Dr #200, San Mateo, CA 94404, United States
There you have it. Now, you know what to do? Stay away from them. I am not trying to be mean, but ExploreTrip is obviously not a good choice to trust with your travel bookings. FlightHub was actually better than this online travel agency. We understand that it’s difficult to know if the site is trusted or fake, we hope that we’re able to warn you just in time.
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