BlackBook, is an all-new integrated travel ecosystem that will be available worldwide by December 2019. Offering the largest hotel inventory of over 1.82 million hotel listings, trip planning and management features and many soon to be released travel-related services, BlackBook looks set to become the go-to app for travellers. The platform will also offer a distinctive rewards program which enables users to convert their BlackBook points earned across multiple hotels or chains straight into cash, following through on their commitment to build and unify services surrounding users’ travel needs through travel-centric technology and innovation.
Largest hotel inventory
BlackBook has the largest inventory of over 1.82 million unique hotels – and through its multi source travel engine, travellers are able to book hotel stays that are offered at highly competitive rates via the platform’s price benchmarking service that sifts through 9.5 million search points daily. The engine integrates reviews from multiple sources, making it easier for users to research and make their final selection.
“It was important for us to be able to offer clarity as we aggregate information from various travel suppliers and engines with varying categorical differences — such as calling rooms differing names — and to do that in our deduplication efforts without losing data integrity” said Ravinder Namboori, CTO of BlackBook.
Setting the bar right with rewards
Unique to the BlackBook platform is a cross-chain rewards program that is the first of its kind in the industry. Points earned through their very first booking can be easily used to either offset their next stay, pay for a drink at the hotel lounge or be redeemed as cash through users’ respective credit cards.
“Having worked in the hospitality industry for several decades, I’ve noticed a gap in terms of rewards and travellers either getting locked into other proprietary programs or be offered rewards that are mostly unreachable by a large majority of the audience. It can be very inflexible,” said Iqbal Jumabhoy, CEO and founder of BlackBook.
Planning great escapades
Users of BlackBook can discover new cities and build itineraries with their in-app travel companion, myBlackBook. With a database of over 32 million Points of Interest (POI), a whole new city or getaway awaits. Travellers can easily plan or manage the day’s routes by adding or removing POIs with the app’s map access. The in-app companion also enables users to share itineraries, calculate conversions between major currencies, set calendar reminders and check their booking details – all within the app.
Agile and infinitely scalable
In the coming months, the ecosystem will be continuously rolling out new features to keep users engaged, with more travel-related modules to be added.
“We are continuously updating and expanding the platform with new features to excite travellers, and most importantly address common pain points faced by them. Moving forward, BlackBook users will be able to book flights and local ride hailing services globally with ease. We hope to help users spend less time and money planning, and more time enjoying their travels. We want users to experience travel the BlackBook way.” said Mr. Jumabhoy.
To learn more about BlackBook, visit www.blackbooktravels.com. BlackBook Travels is available for download at both Google Play and iOS App Store this December.