SEATTLE, July 31, 2018 — GraphicBomb, a publisher of travel-focused price comparison sites, has partnered with Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, to provide accommodation inventory for BeachDeals.com, a new entrant in the vacation rental market designed to help beachgoers find their perfect rental within walking distance to the beach.
Through the new integration, BeachDeals.com pulls content from Booking.com’s vast global inventory, making it instantly available to its customers, including more than 5.5 million listings alone in homes, apartments and other unique places to stay.
BeachDeals.com’s new “Walk to the Beach” filter is uniquely tailored to beachgoers’ needs, making it easy to browse and compare vacation rentals with beach access or within a short walk.
BeachDeals.com helps beachgoers:
- Compare the walking time from the rentals to the beach
- See clearly outlined beaches on the map
- Access millions of listings from top sites such as Booking.com
- Have quick facts about the beaches within easy reach
- Filter down to must-have features and amenities
“Whether they’re looking for a beautiful vacation home right on the beach or a cozy apartment just a short walk away, we’re constantly looking to explore partnerships that enable us to connect new audiences of travelers with the amazing choice of great places to stay on Booking.com,” said Ripsy Bandourian, Senior Director of Partnerships at Booking.com. “We’re very pleased with this new partnership with GraphicBomb and BeachDeals.com, and look forward to helping even more customers find the vacation stay that’s just right for them.”
“The new beach-focused features, especially the ‘Walk to the Beach’ filter, really set BeachDeals.com apart,” said Dave Boehl, CEO of GraphicBomb, which publishes BeachDeals.com. “Since proximity to the beach is a key amenity travelers look for when choosing a place to stay, we wanted to provide tools to help vacationers figure out how long it will take them to get their toes in the sand.”
Currently, the “Walk to the Beach” filter, beach outline and quick facts are available for more than 150 beaches in dozens of the most popular destinations for American and Canadian travelers. These hot spots include Los Angeles, San Diego, the Tampa Bay area, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Myrtle Beach, Hawaii, Cancun, the Riviera Maya and various Caribbean islands. More shorelines are being added to the site every week.
Additional details on BeachDeals.com:
1. Walking time from the rentals to the beach
Turn on the “Walk to the Beach” feature to narrow down search results to only those within walking distance to the beach (30 minutes or less). It’ll show an estimate of how many minutes it’ll take, or whether the property has beach access or is beachfront.
2. Outlined beaches on the map
The beaches are outlined on the map, so the distance from each vacation rental listing to the beach is clear. Zoom out to see more beaches in the area, or zoom in to focus a search around a particular beach.
3. Access millions of listings from top sites
BeachDeals.com rounds up rental options scattered along each coastal hot spot featured on the site. Vacation rentals available to book include cute cottages, modern ocean-view condos, high-rise apartment units and more. After finding that perfect vacation rental, comparison shoppers will be sent over to the listing site to book.
4. Have quick facts about the beaches within easy reach
See details alongside rental listings on the map, including potential entry costs, sand color, sand quality, water quality and the area’s high season.
5. Filter down to must-have features and amenities
A variety of filters lets vacationers find exactly what they’re looking for. See only properties with beach access, swimming pools, Wi-Fi or laundry facilities, or find rentals that are pet-friendly or offer disabled access.
BeachDeals® is run by a group of passionate travelers. We build tools to help travelers compare prices across top travel sites so they can book their dream beach vacations. The site was launched in 2015 to help Americans and Canadians save money on trips to top beach destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico and the United States.
BeachDeals.com is a sister site to GoLastMinute.com, which has garnered more than 5 million subscribers since it launched in 2011. Both sites are published by GraphicBomb®, named to Inc. 5000’s list of the fastest-growing companies in America for 2016 and 2017.