Tripadvisor Plus: Enjoy discounts and perks all year round with an annual membership fee
Bang for your buck
We all know how Netflix operates: you pay a monthly subscription fee and get to binge-watch as many titles as you want for the month. But what if there's a platform that could do the same...for travel? When you subscribe to Tripadvisor Plus, you'll just have to pay an annual membership fee of USD 99 to be privy to exclusive discounts and certified VIP at the hotel booking of your choice. Think complimentary breakfast buffets and spa treatments, just to make the entire stay worth your while.
Apart from pleasing the travel-starved eagerly booking in staycations, this new tier is also skewed towards aiding the travel industry. With hotels participating on Tripadvisor Plus being charged zero commission rates, as opposed to previously having to give up 30% of their revenue to hotel booking sites, they'll pass on the cost savings to guests in the form of discounts and exclusive benefits, which is where you stand to gain.
Think of the subscription as killing two birds with one stone, you'll get to save on your travel costs, while also supporting hospitality that's been badly hit by the pandemic. These hotels will also receive special badging and increased visibility on the Tripadvisor platform. Anything to sate the wanderlust and tide through the storm, at least until the world heals up nicely.