08 Jul '11, 7am

Impulseflyer promises to be Gilt for luxury hotels in Asia

Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic. Powered by WP Greet Box A new Singapore startup called Impulseflyer hopes to apply the private-sale model popularized by sites like Gilt to Asia’s boutique hotels. The company gets its name from what it calls a new breed of Asian travellers: People who book a trip on impulse, based on a great deal they might find online. There’s no doubt that travel within Asia is growing rapidly, driven by the constant expansion of regional low-cost carriers like AirAsia. Before budget airlines appeared on the scene, regional air travel was an expensive and sometimes cumbersome affair. Travel agents had to be called, and packages had to be bought. Travellers today can mix and match their airfare with a growing array of boutique and other hotels, and most of the transactions are complet...

Full article: http://e27.sg/2011/07/08/impulseflyer-promises-to-be-gilt...

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