Tripping.com: helping vacationers find the right listing from more than five million properties in 150,000 destinations

About Tripping.com

Tripping.com is the world's largest site for vacation homes and short-term rentals. With over 12 million properties in 190 countries, Tripping.com makes it easy to compare vacation rentals from dozens of top sites including HomeAway, TripAdvisor, Booking.com and more. Headquartered in San Francisco, Tripping.com's mission is to help travelers find the perfect place to stay on their next trip.

Industries: Travel & Hospitality
Location: United States

Tripping.com needed to create the best customer experience in order to drive traffic to its site and conversion rates of website visitors into guests. To do all that, it was looking for a mapping solution for building an easy-to-use interface with fast loading times and the ability to scale. The company also wanted tools that would allow the maps to to zoom in and out, and accurately confirm rental addresses from the sites it searched.

Google Maps Platform Results

  • Visitors can easily navigate Maps using familiar controls and see everything they need at a glance
  • Accurate Places data validates address for rental locations and also optimizes the zoom level to display listings
  • 2,390% increase in monthly revenue within one year

Traffic has grown 2,918%, to more than two million unique monthly visitors

"Ease of entry into the market was important, and going with Google Maps allowed us to access the vast amount of experience developers have with its APIs. A big ecosystem of partners has also sprung up around Google Maps, so it’s easy to get help… With the help of the Google Maps Platform, Tripping.com's traffic has grown 2,918%, to more than two million unique monthly visitors."

Danny Chi, Director of Engineering, Tripping.com

The first page on Tripping.com has a search box that lets visitors search for where and when they plan to vacation. Tripping.com sends this information to multiple vacation-rental sites and layers the results onto a Google Map. The left side of the screen displays the map with pins for each rental. The right side of the screen displays a photo of each rental, with information including pricing and its source (the travel site where it’s listed). Users can click a pin to display the photo of the rental, and click the photo for more details and to complete their booking. The Places API helps the site automatically scale the map to match searches. For example, if the user searches rentals in Paris, the Places API indicates the correct zoom level to display listings. It also helps ensure accurate address data since in some cases the rental owners don’t provide complete address information.

About Tripping.com

Tripping.com is the world's largest site for vacation homes and short-term rentals. With over 12 million properties in 190 countries, Tripping.com makes it easy to compare vacation rentals from dozens of top sites including HomeAway, TripAdvisor, Booking.com and more. Headquartered in San Francisco, Tripping.com's mission is to help travelers find the perfect place to stay on their next trip.

Industries: Travel & Hospitality
Location: United States
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