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Bookit.com

Bookit.com strives to offer an intuitive, easy-to-use booking experience

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Bookit.com is a Florida-based online travel company aiming to provide travelers with a technologically advanced booking experience. Bookit.com views the internet as the means to connect people and make their lives more productive and enjoyable. Online travel booking is how Bookit.com seeks to make the most out of the web for customers who want to visit anywhere from the Bahamas to London. The online travel business is privately owned and has been operating since 2000 helping many customers plan their dream vacations. Bookit.com offers discounted travel deals, with airline tickets, hotel accommodations, and rental cars available for reservation, as well as vacation package deals.

Read on for pros and cons, plus Bookit.com reviews from real users.

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The Good

  • Search Options
  • Destinations
  • Social Media
  • Mobile App
  • Cruise Offerings
  • Member Discounts

Search Options

Independent travelers who wish to manage, reserve, and research their entire vacation will find Bookit.com to be a helpful resource. Travelers can start by filtering through results for flights, hotels, car rentals, or a combination of all three. Booking a flight and hotel or rental car in a bundle can offer additional savings. There is a great advanced search feature to help make sorting through search results more easy to navigate.

Destinations

Bookit.com offers a variety of travel deals to shoppers looking to visit destinations around the world. It doesn't matter whether it's a neighboring city or another country, the Bookit site makes it possible to experience the world. The following are the destinations travelers can book a flight to:

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Australia/Pacific
  • Caribbean
  • Central/South America
  • Europe
  • Mexico
  • North America

By selecting a region, customers can narrow down where they want to go. This is especially helpful for customers who are not necessarily experts in traveling within a certain region. This additional filtering allows customers to zoom in on a specific region or city and book their accommodations within that area.

Social Media

Bookit is active on social media to help foster communication with today's traveler. Customers can use a number of social media platforms to ask the travel service questions or to receive customer service assistance. Bookit.com uses the following social media channels to answer customer questions and share additional deals:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Pinterest
  • Google +
  • Instagram

Mobile App

In addition to allowing customers to use social media to provide feedback or ask questions, Bookit.com has also made it easy for travelers to use their service on the go. Both Apple and Android users can take advantage of the Bookit.com app. Millennials and other travelers who rely heavily on mobile apps will find Bookit.com's app focused on meeting their needs. This mobile platform allows for:

  • Access to resort, hotel, and vacation deals
  • Exclusive "App-Only" Discounts
  • Improve sorting and filtering options to help customers find what they want
  • Book a flight, hotel, car, or vacation package on the go
  • Access to pictures and reviews
  • Improved access to the Bookit.com Members Lounge
  • View booked travel itineraries

Cruise Offerings

Travelers who want to book a cruise can find regular deals with a variety of cruise lines such as the Holland America Line and Princess Cruises. Not only will users be able to book their cruise accommodations, but they will also be able to take advantage of booking airfare to the cruise port if necessary. Travelers will also find great cruise deals for the following regions:

  • Caribbean
  • Mexico/Baja
  • Bahamas
  • Europe
  • Bermuda

Member Discounts

Although it does not have an extensive rewards program compared to other online travel agencies, Bookit.com offers regular discounts via email to its members. Bookit.com promises that its members can save anywhere from $15-50 by entering their email address. The membership is free according to the travel company's home page. Bookit.com also makes bonus offers available such as BOGOs, specialty dinners, and dining credit.

The Bad

  • No Rewards Program
  • Lack of Travel Protection
  • Hidden Fees
  • App Limitations

No Rewards Program

Not having a rewards program can keep frequent travelers from using the service as they will not be able to earn rewards or points to help pay for future purchase through the same site. While travelers can earn points with their current travel-specific or airline-specific credit cards, there are no additional incentives earned directly for each dollar spent on Bookit.

Lack of Travel Protection

If a customer isn’t sure whether a time period will work out, they may want to look elsewhere for their booking or travel management needs as it will not be protected. Travelers will not be covered when trips do not go according to plan.Bookit.com does not cover:

  • Trip cancellation
  • Trip interruption
  • Trip delay
  • Missed connection
  • Accident Medical expense

Experienced travelers know the above possibilities aren't the only issues that can go wrong when going on vacation. Bookit.com's lack of travel protection is enough to stress out the customer who wants to cover all bases.

Hidden Fees

Hidden fees and pricing errors are another factor customers have to weigh when choosing to use the website for their next vacation. Customers will most likely find themselves paying for more than the listed price due service charges and taxes along with other fees. A customer should be aware of the following:

  • Third Party Suppliers may change prices for their products or services without notice
  • Bookit.com is not responsible if a product or a service is provided to Bookit.com at an incorrect price or with incorrect information
  • Bookit.com may charge a service fee in exchange for the services provided
  • Bookit.com may pre-negotiate certain rates with hotels

App Limitations

While Bookit.com has a mobile app, it is only available for Apple and Android users. Windows users will have to use a browser when planning trips on Bookit.com or choose another online travel agency that has a mobile app designed for Windows.

The Bottom Line

Bookit.com has created a platform that makes it easy for users to see available deals and discounts while also managing their entire booking experience from one service. Customers who choose Bookit.com run the risk of paying more than the advertised price and dealing with pricing errors.

However, if you care about detailed listings of possible travel destinations without having to type into search engines, are an Apple/Android user or want to receive regular deals via email, Bookit.com is a considerable option. Those that use Bookit.com's platform can expect the following from the service:

  • Travel management
  • Useful social media outlets
  • Responsive customer service
  • Insider information through the travel blog
  • No rewards program
  • No travel insurance

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Nathan
April 9th, 2018 Layton, UT

I come to this website quite a bit when I am looking for a good deal on a vacation. They never seem to dissapoint.

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