Tim Hughes puts the boot into the highs and lows of the online travel business (with an Australasian/Asian bias) with some blogging about consuming and loving travel thrown in.
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Webjet and hotels online - Now I agree that it is a new site as they forgot to get the dotcom address
Brilliant. I have criticised Webjet for claiming that they were going to launch a new hotel only product - bookabed - as this product was more than three years old and failed at the first attempt. Now Travelweekly are reporting that it truly will be a new site as someone at Webjet failed to secure the rights to the bookabed.com leaving Webjet with just bookabed.com.au. We can now look forward to a truly "new" product at lotsofbeds.com. Big challenges ahead for lotsofbeds to join the strong players challenging Wotif - lastminute.com.au, RatesToGo.com, needahotel, readyrooms (assuming their URL works) etc. To have a chance, Webjet will have to execute flawlessly including getting URL registrations right.
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