Scuttlr was originally the idea of three entrepreneurs, one from the travel industry, one a business man & the other from the I.T. sector. Their vision was to find a successful way to disrupt the OTA (Online Travel Agency) market, which has been the same for the past 20 years & is dominated by two giants; Priceline Group (Booking.com, Agoda, Kayak) & Expedia (TripAdvisor, Trivago, Hotels.com.) you get the picture.
Scuttlr’s vision is to have one million members around the world by 2024. Changing the way people book their travel and becoming a household name, representing trust, value and choice.
We are committed to being the best business possible to all our users, members, employees and shareholders.
WHO ARE WE?
Scuttlr is the new face for booking hotels & everything travel online! Scuttlr Ventures Ltd is a UK registered company, company No. 11663575
OUR BUSINESS MODEL
Scuttlr is an online travel booking platform that provides end to end travel services including hotels, accommodations, flights, transfers and activities & attraction tickets. Our prices are between 15%-40% cheaper than what you will find anywhere online. We have a highly advanced technology platform that uses Artificial Intelligence to locate dynamic pricing across all markets and with direct access to over 2.2 million properties, we give you the best possible selection and prices of any property whether it's for your dream holiday or city break. All our products are offered at the lowest possible prices directly to our registered users who purchase an annual subscription to access our booking portal.
LET US EXPLAIN!
Because of the way the current OTA model works, there is actually little difference in the price users pay for accommodation. This is because of the legal contracts between hotels & wholesalers, by default an open OTA or hotel cannot offer a room rate below a certain agreed price to end users. This is known as ‘Rate Parity’
THE WAY IT WORKS!
Hotels/resorts release their room availability to wholesalers at a standard price, this is the price most travel/booking companies pay the hotel or the resort for the room. Some companies get slightly better rates than others, depending on different criteria.
OTA’s Like booking.com, Trivago, ect, then add their margin and this is what you see on the internet (Rate Parity). They must increase the price as they are a business and must make a profit. Any advertised discount they quote is not real, it is usually compared to the hotel ‘rack’ rate (this is the inflated/retail price). Why are some more competitive than others? It depends on how much they ‘mark-up’ their price to you.
THE SCUTTLR MODEL
We DO NOT add any commission to our wholesale prices! Our cost to run and manage our innovative platform is funded by our members in the form of an annual platform subscription fee.
Unfortunately, there is a downside, you must be a member as we are restricted and not allowed to advertise our heavily discounted prices in the public domain, we can only offer our prices to members. This is an agreement we must make with our providers to be able to negotiate the prices we get.
Guests (Non-members) can book travel at member prices but pay additional booking fees. Membership subscriptions are so low most users join immediately, as they can return their annual subscription on their 1st booking.
Another advantage to the scuttlr model is; you can book wherever & whenever you want, as there are no restrictions on locations or dates.
WE LOVE OUR MEMBERS
As Scuttlr only makes a small margin from membership subscriptions, it is important that members re-new their subscription every year. That means we must continue to offer our members the best prices, availability and service so they not only re-new their membership, but also refer & recommend family & friends to join Scuttlr. With scuttlr.com you can travel & stay in places you only ever dreamed of.
YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE!
With scuttlr.com you can treat your loved ones to the holiday of a lifetime in destinations you only dreamed of. It is a proven fact that people who travel are less likely to suffer from health issues and are less stressed than people who don't!
So what are you waiting for...........