DALLAS (FEBRUARY 27, 2018) – Don’t let the hassle of finding the best hotel rate deter you from making last-minute plans for spring break or a summer getaway. Save time and money with Scout, a new travel shopping tool powered by Room Key which instantly notifies you if a lower rate is available when viewing hotels on the most popular travel sites.
“We launched Scout because we know that travelers today are confused by where to find the best hotel deal. Since nearly every travel site claims to have the lowest price, consumers visit six to eight travel sites before booking, but are often still left wondering whether they found the best deal,” says Room Key CEO Steve Sickel. “Shopping each hotel site for every destination can be overwhelming, but the savviest travelers know the secret to getting lower rates is usually to book directly with the hotel for rates not shared with other travel sites. That’s the power of Scout.”
Scout automatically notifies travelers of these “hotel-direct” rates while they search using their favorite travel site. How does it work? Scout can be installed for free with one click at Google roomkey.com/scout or the Chrome Web Store. Once installed, Scout remains out of sight and activates only when a user views a hotel on popular travel sites such as Expedia, Priceline or Booking.com. Scout then instantly begins “scouting” for lower prices for the same hotel and date. When it finds a lower rate, Scout immediately notifies the user along with a button to book it. No more wasting time navigating from site to site in search for better deals. Scout does the work for you.
“Scout takes all of the guesswork out of finding the best hotel rates. We’re excited to simplify hotel shopping and help travelers save both money and time,” says Sickel. Scout searches for lower rates for 60 of the world’s most popular hotel brands including Hyatt®, Marriott Hotels®, Holiday Inn®, Comfort Inn®, Westin and many more. Scout is available as a browser extension for Google Chrome and will soon be available on additional browsers, including Safari and Firefox.
Room Key℠ is a travel search site where customers can shop and compare low rates for the world's largest and most well-known hotel brands, including Hilton®, Hyatt®, Marriott Hotels®, Holiday Inn®, Comfort Inn®, Wyndham®, Westin® and W®, with access to more than 100 hotel chains with 74,300 properties in 150 countries and more than 6,500 locations worldwide. With no hidden fees and no paid memberships, reservations initiated through Room Key carry low prices, loyalty program perks and the peace of mind that customers expect when booking directly with the hotels where they stay. Room Key was founded in 2012 by Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH), Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H), InterContinental Hotels Group (NYSE: IHG), Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) and Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN) or their respective affiliates.