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 Trip.
Trip Reviews 2016
Trip is one of the least-known online travel agencies. It just so happens that I stumbled upon the site which is why I decided to write a review about them. There’s nothing much to be found about Trip when you try to Google them or what because the name itself is too general and will lead you to different unrelated stuff around the web. So here, let me go ahead and tour you around its page.
Things you Need to Know about how Trip works
Trip has a simple layout with plain colors of white, red, and fading blue. Trip’s company logo shows a briefcase and “.com” is the price tag wherein the company logo states “Search, Compare, Choose. Trip.” Well, to my understanding, it gives travellers the option to search for airfare, compare them, choose, and take a trip.
Basically, what I can grasp here is that Trip lets travellers search for flights by entering details with location, destination by city or airport, date of departure and return, and how many travellers. However, after I entered the details needed, I didn’t see any icon to click on search or find. That’s odd.
Another option with Trip is it lets you search for hotel reservations with the hotel section located in the header of the page. However, when I clicked it, I was redirected to the main page. This site gets on my nerves. I had difficulty just to get the page to load. Loading seriously takes forever.
The cruise, car, and vacation rentals section directs you automatically to the main page of Orbitz. This is actually terrible.
More about Trip
The Deals section finally got me somewhere. This section actually shows a list of hotel deals shown by two-digit prices, some airport locations, and there is a button next to that to grab the deal. All of the price listings and deals are powered by Orbitz.
While browsing Trip, a pop-up message shows up over the page prompting email subscription or more like a newsletter program for travellers to sign up their email and home airport (should be US airports only). If customers missed the pop-up message, the option to sign up is shown on the main page at the top right part of the page.
Another fact I noticed about Trip: it is powered by several sites. So, this means this site doesn’t stand alone or doesn’t have its own backbone. Sponsored Trip link’s partner sites are listed and shown at the right-hand part of the page. But, when we tried to click one of the links, it will redirect us to the home page of Trip.
The later part of Trip shows a list of Popular Trip Guides, either national or international guides, and cheap flight deals which is all link after link. However, what really caught my attention was that Trip doesn’t have a founder, CEO, contact number or email and not even a history. However, I found out that Trip shows a UK version of the page. I clicked it and it just led me to one of their sponsored sites.
I am really shaky about the usage of this site. It’s like cybersquatting. I can’t even find a complaint about Trip. As a good old saying states “When it’s too good to be true, then it’s not true.” To be honest, since the last time we checked about Trip, there are no changes, updates or developments made to at least enhance the interface and services of the travel company. We advise customers to stay away from this travel site.
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