A simple mission: better travel booking for all.

 

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Triptease was founded in 2013 to improve travel booking. In the midst of planning a family holiday, Co-Founder, Charlie Osmond found himself stressed, anxious and frustrated. The joy of his trip was marred by the pain of the planning process. After further investigation he discovered that the average person visits 38 websites over a period of 45 days to book a trip. There had to be a better way.

 

Charlie and the team then spent three months working from the lobbies of London hotels*, interviewing travellers and hotel staff. They found that many of the tactics such as disappearing rates used by third party middlemen, create angst and uncertainty when booking. These, along with increasing commission cheques, have been distorting the industry.

 

We're fighting back. Triptease has built a range of digital tools that improve the relationships between hotels and guests. Driving direct bookings and reducing the power of middlemen.

First came Triptease Magazine: a new take on travel reviews. It was Apple Editors' Pick and number one in Buzzfeed's Useful Travel Websites to Know list. 

Next, Digital Postcards were born - a referral marketing tool for hotels. We encourage happy guests to create online content and share it with friends. Thousands of referrals are shared every month capturing special travel experiences and creating positive word-of-mouth. 

In 2015 we launched Price Check, a smart widget that goes on hotels' websites to show live prices from across the web. It is restoring trust in the direct channel and increasing website bookings as a result. 

 

We've been lucky enough to work with leading hotels and groups such as The Mark in New York,  Trump Soho and Shangri-La. The list continues to grow.

 

*if you ever need to know which London hotels have the best free wifi, swimming pools and working spaces, drop us a line. 

 

Co-founders

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Charlie Osmond
Chief Tease

Charlie loves startups. He built his first business straight after graduating from Oxford with a degree in engineering.
He was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year by Esquire Magazine and he's a member of the British Airways Business Advisory Board. 

 Connect with Charlie on Linkedin.

Alasdair Snow 
Co-founder

Alasdair heads up product. Shortly after graduating top of class from KCL, his first app won Best Design at the Launch Festival and in 2014 he was named in TTG's Tomorrow's Travel Leaders 30 under 30. 

Connect with Alasdair on Linkedin.

Alexandra Zubko
Co-founder

Alex heads up Business Development. Before Triptease, Alex ran Strategy at Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG). In 2012 she won the IHIF Young Leader Award, one of the top accolades in the travel industry. She earned her MBA at Stanford.

Connect with Alexandra on Linkedin.

 

The Team

Matthew Trott
CTO

Pawel Lipka
Tech

Andrea Perini
Design

Asad Dhunna
Marketing

Christopher Warren-Gash
Customer Success

Katie Wilson
Customer Success

Christopher de Koos
Sales

Charlie Granger
Sales

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