BringFido - Competitive Analysis
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Major Pain PointsDesign Features
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Listing Partnership MethodsUser Reviews & ConfirmationSeamless Sponsorships and Advertising IntegrationWhy book with them?Policy and Cancellation LeniencySearch ScopePet-Friendly Search and PolicyLanding PageNavigationUser Profile CustomizationLocation Listings
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All manual checks are done internally by a small team so detail inaccuracy is a recurring issuerelies on TripAdvisor and native reviews

Rooms are limited only on what is dog friendly and available. Quality varies
Product/service sponsors & partnerships and social media expand the brand.

However, they do not appear in the app
Has Brief description of dog policy and amenities

Lists competing prices in hotel listings

Booking through BF will "make sure you're assigned a pet-friendly room"
Cancellation policies are determined by each hotel individually. In most cases, you can cancel a hotel room within 24 hours of check-in without a penalty, but a $25.00 fee will sometimes apply. Many hotels also charge a fee equal to a one-night stay if you cancel your room less than 24 hours before check-in.Immediately opens with listings with very small map and filter option

Locations can only do general area and not specific address
Supposedly only lists locations that allow pets

Filters based on dog size and amount of dogs
95% of screen is unused space with a dropdown icon and search barEverything is hidden away in dropdowns and hamburger menus with more dropdowns

Scroll down to see categories that each take up a full screen at a time
splash sign up page, icon for profile stays on top right, incentive for faster booking

Pet info can be added but is hidden. Doesn't affect any of the search flow, which makes this pointless
Pictures, Name, Address, Share, Save, Site, Reviews, Directions, Description and book now/call are immediately featured

Scroll down to see competiting rates, Booking again, available rooms, guarantee disclaimer, longer description, amenities, reviews, and traveler photos
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Main Competitors (Hotel and Travel Services)Hosts submit for approval, which is checked manuall by AirBnbUser reviews include text and ratings for Accuracy, Communication, Cleanliness, Location, Check-In and ValueHighest quality listings are spotlighted

Listings based on occasion are featured in a carousel (family, work, etc)

General travel locations are recommended

When searching, you immediately see Spotlighted listings, which take up half the screen before you can see regular listings
An alternative to hotels, which can be more expensive and less spaciousFlexible: Full refund 1 day prior to arrival, except fees

Moderate: Full refund 5 days prior to arrival, except fees

Strict: 50% refund up to 1 week prior to arrival, except fees

About 60% of all listings worldwide have a strict cancellation policy. Under this policy, even if a booking is cancelled a year in advance, you receive 50% of the total booking value
Listings take up full screen at a time, indicating descriptiive title, price, cancellation policy and reviews

Immediately see Spotlighted listings, which take up half the screen before you can see regular listings

Map screen shows all listings on map as prices. Filters and Listing descriptions carousel are on bottom
Check to see if the Pets Allowed amenity is included in the listing description. If you don’t see it, or it’s crossed out, it means the host probably doesn’t allow guests to bring their pets along on their trip.

Whether or not the listing says that pets are allowed, you should contact the host to double check and see if restrictions apply.
Set loation at top

Most searched phrases under that

Major categories as carousel in middle of screen (e.g. Homes, Experiences, Restaurants)

Other categories, recommended trips, saved trips, etc underneath
Bottom tabs with text allows for easy legibility and flow
(Explore, Saved, Trips, Inbox, Profile)
Referral bonus

Coupons and credits

Notifications

Inbox to speak with hosts
Price and booking always on screen

Room arrangement, Location, Description, Amenities, Check in/out, Reviews, Rules, Other Listings
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Hotels give them the details of their unsold rooms

Hotels count on us to drive incremental production and elevate their existing revenue strategies
Thumbs up/down model using native reviewersN/ALast minute booking at an affordable price

As perk points for booking with them
Found a lower price? Check that it qualifies and we'll refund the differenceDates, and location are on top with filters under

Listings shown under
"Pet Friendly" is a search filterHotel dates set at top

Map in 1/3 of the screen

Suggested hotel listings take up half the screen
Bottom tabs with selective text for easy access
(Favorites, Bookings, Invite, Account)
Invite Promos

Profile perks

Booking History
Price, CTA and countdown timer always on screen

Photos are half the screen. Then Title, Map.

Amenities, Description, Policy
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Hotels manually list properties on travelocitySplits reviews into Recent, Favorable and Critical Tabs

Reviews include text, ratings for overall, cleanliness, staff service, comfort and condition
Sponsored and recommended listings are shown on splash pageUses the Expedia engine which aggregates from tons of listings. Trusted brand.To be eligible for 24 hour flight cancellation by Travelocity you must request cancellation within 24 hours of booking and you must have booked each ticket you are seeking to cancel on Travelocity.com at least seven days before the scheduled departure date.Dates, and location are on top with filters under

Listings shown under
"Pet Friendly" is a search filterMost used categories presented in grid form on top 1/3 of the screen

Ads, sponsors and other perks underneath
Minimal bottom tabs (travel, trips, account)Remembers Trip HistoryPhotos, Price and dates, reviews, amenities and location

Option to pay now or later

Different room options

In depth description, amenities and policies
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We check that any travel agency, airline, hotel or car hire company that we show you prices for are playing nice and giving you best experience. We set the standards pretty high and remove any online travel agencies that we find are not adhering to these standardsWe analyze user reviews from dozens of travel sites and generate a summary of all of them. That way you don't need to invest time reading hundred reviewsSponsored listings are placed first on results

Sponsored listings appear on the landing page underneath search features
You do your search and then we take you directly through to the online travel agency, airline, hotel or car hire company so that you can book with them.As a travel search engine, Skyscanner doesn’t take your booking or payment ourselves. Instead, we pass you through to your chosen airline or travel agent where you make your booking directly. We therefore don’t have access or visibility to any of your booking informationImmediately opens with listings with small map, search and filter option on top rightN/AMost used categories presented in grid form on top 1/3 of the screen

Other categories, recommended trips, saved trips, etc. underneath
Minimal bottom tabs (search, explore, profile)Remembers filters and history

Notifies of latest travel deals, recommendations, and news
Price and booking are always on screen

Photos are half the screen, Title, dates, number of guests, Reviews

Location, Amenities, Checkin times, description
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Hotels are all owned under the SPG umbrellaListings are marked with tags that are recommended by users

Cleanliness, Dining, Location, Service, Amenities and Value for Money
N/AOften the cheapest option without having to pay commission to third party vendors

Accrue hotel points

Accurate details and direct communication with owners
you now have to cancel a full 48 hours (or more, depending on property) in advance.Location, dates, room, guest number and special rates are on top

Listings are under

Map is too far zoomed out
Only designated Courtyard by Marriott locations welcome pets. Pet policies vary by location. The Courtyards that do allow pets typically charge a pet fee ranging from approximately $50 - $100 per stay. Most of their hotels impose pet weight restrictions that range from 30 lbs. to 125 lbs.Minimalistic design with location and dates on top and a full page photo

The only button onscreen shows upcoming and past trips
Minimalistic design with location and dates on top and a full page photo

The only button onscreen shows upcoming and past trips
Remembers Trip HistoryPhotos, Title, Reviews, Location, dates and options are all on one page. Need to click Info for more info

Rooms are listed under
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Secondary Competitors (Most Used Search Engines)Representatives for each business (e.g., the owner or manager) provide the information that appears in their individual listing(s). They may also provide photos and videos for inclusion on the TripAdvisor website. (TripAdvisor has very specific policies about what may and may not be included in the listing.)

Once the property is listed on the TripAdvisor site, travellers can add additional information, photos, videos and customer reviews based on their experiences at the facility.
At bottom of listing is an option to "Improve this listing", which reports any major updatesAt bottom of hotel page, it will list other hotels available on those dates and also "Hotels,", "Restaurants" and Things to Do

Top ranked hotels, Vacation rentals, shopping, cruises, restaurants, guides, neighborhoods, nearby are onscreen under the main grid
Trip Advisor is a unique, timely, populist resource with both reviews and photographs posted by travelers

Uses booking.com as their engine
Each owner/manager has his/her own method for handling refunds and cancellations. The cancellation policy that the owner/manager has set will be available in the TripAdvisor rental inbox when you view the details of the quote.

Unlike hotels, vacation homes can only be rented by one guest/party at a time, so the owner/manager might need several weeks' or months' notice in order to provide a refund for a canceled stay and try to find new guests.

Guests who cancel their vacations at the last minute are not likely to be able to receive a refund.
Location, dates, room, guest number and special rates are on top

Listings are under

Map screen shows all listings on map as prices. Filters and Listing descriptions carousel are on bottom
"Pet Friendly" is a search filterSet location at top

Major categories as grid, and becomes top tab when scrolling down

Other categories, recommended trips, saved trips, etc underneath

Search on top right
Bottom Tabs (Home, Trips, Inbox, Me)Remembers trip historyName, address, photos, booking, reviews, description, amenities

Review hot phrases, review highlights, room options, nearby attractions
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Businesses reach out and submit their listing manuallyEncourages users to include tags in reviews, add photos and verify detail informationSponsored places are diegetically put into the search pages and description pages

Advertised listings are listed before and in between listings
N/AN/ASearch, filter and map/list option on top

popular search terms and filters underneath
"Pet Friendly" is a search filterSet location at top

Major categories as grid

Other categories, recommended trips, saved trips, and ads underneath

Many features hidden in hamburger menu
(Nearby, Search, Me, Delivery, Collections)Allowsto collecting favorite locations, recommended spots

Friends, photos, saved search preferences

Stats on your personal reviews and how helpful they are
Photos, Name, Reviews, Type, Hours, Your review, add photo, check in, save, map, address,

Number, message business, site and more,

Photos

Review Highlights

Key phrases

Other listings
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Businesses reach out and submit their listing manuallyEncourages users to include tags in reviews and add photosNearby, Suggested and Related posts are integrated into pages Book on Google will improve the user experience, particularly on mobile devices (where there is friction when the user has to go from one website to the other). Therefore, conversion will increase and, consequently, so will profitability for the hotel.N/ASearch, filter and map/list option on top

popular search terms and filters underneath
"Pet Friendly" is a search filterSet location at the top

Map is half the screen

Major categories and most searched phrases underneath
Bottom Tabs (Explore, Driving, Transit, For you)It's google. They remember everythingPhotos, Name, Reviews, Type, directions, call, save share, book

address, site, availability, amenities, more photos,

Review summary, your review, all reviews

Other listings
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