Travel startup Stayful is aiming to make online bookings even easier. Their new service that launched Tuesday #tweetstay, lets customers book hotels in major cities with a single tweet. Just sent a quick message to Stayful’s account with the city the travel is looking to visit, date and number of nights of stay and what type of hotel (budget, mid-range or luxe hotel) the traveler wants.
It’s simple – just write “@stayful #tweetstay I’m going to [destination] & want a[price] hotel, [arrival date], [# of nights],” reports Pursuitist.
The app and social media team then promises to deliver a great hotel room at a negotiated rate of less than what you could book online. The trip must be within 30 days.
“Hotels want to make sure they book all their rooms, and travelers want a great deal,” Cheryl Rosner, Stayful's co-founder and CEO told Mashable. “Since we negotiate prices behind the scenes in real time, we can offer TweetStay customers a better price than they can find online."
Prices on hotels available through Stayful vary depending on the city, however the general range is $100 and under for a "budget" hotel (depending on the location), up to $150 for mid-priced, and higher for premium.
Currently, Yahoo Travel reports that Stayful serves Boston, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans, Houston, Orlando, Miami, and many more.