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TravelSpinner offers personalized service to plan your next trip

June 30, 2012



Earlier, we had reviewed FlightFox that will find the best flight deal for you, of course with a fee. Now, TravelSpinner is a similar website where they collect your travel request on an easy-to-use online form before submitting it to three relevant specialists.

You enter the usual details such as number of travelers, destination, length of stay, budget, accommodation type and some other details about your trip. submit the details. They will send all that to specialist travel companies (200 at launch) via the automated system and wait from them to reply.

Selecting “independent travel” or “complete trip” from the homepage will lead you to select the kind of trip you are looking for; and skipping this will directly take you to the region & country / city selection. For any given trip, you can select one particular city and submit your request. But if you’re tripping into multiple cities, or even countries, you have to submit several requests and go through the steps again for every city you’re visiting. It’d have been nice if they had a “create your itinerary” and submit that for a all-in-one request.

We tried the website, selecting a 3-day trip to Prague, Czech Republic, on a budget of $400 for three days for accommodation only. And within 24 hours there was an email indicating they didn’t find any specialists who’d be willing to going along. And then there was another email after another 24 hours, that they found an agent with whom we can do business with. But with increase of $100 a day on flights and hotels, we had booked our options before the second email.

Send your experiences in comments if you have used TravelSpinner.

  • Thanks for giving the site a go! Have to make a correction, though – you don’t have to create multiple requests if you want to visit multiple cities. The geography drills down: Europe & Med / Czech Republic / Prague. So you’d just leave the geography at Europe & Med, and your message would then go to companies that cover the continent, rather than just Prague specialists.

    Ed Reeves, Travelspinner

  • Thanks so much for covering us! However, may I correct one point. You don’t have to create multiple enquiries for multiple destinations. The geography function narrows down, ie ‘Europe & Med / Czech Republic / Prague’. So if you wanted to visit multiple cities in the Czech Republic, you’d exit geography at Czech Republic, and if you wanted to visit multiple countries, you’d exit geography at Europe & Med. This would then match you to a specialist that covers lots of destinations rather than one that just covers Prague or wherever you might be going.

    Thanks for the opportunity to clarify!

    Ed Reeves, Travelspinner

    • Travel On The Dollar

      Thanks for the clarification. I will edit the post to include this.
      – Andrew

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