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Here’s How We Ensure Fairness & Sustainability Are Put Into Practice in Travel

It’s only fair to be sustainable. It’s only sustainable to be fair.  In 2014, we created Bidroom with one goal in mind: fairness.  We committed to making the hospitality industry a better place for everyone; from hoteliers to hotel goers. As our company has grown and evolved, so too has our definition of fairness. While it still encompasses cost, availability, transparency at its heart, to us, in a world in which our every action has a reaction, we also consider fairness in terms of climate and how we treat it.  At Bidroom, we strive not only to cultivate an ecosystem of fairness, but also responsibility in travel.  Bidroom values and promotes sustainability; a conscious community of both adventurers, hoteliers and partners that commit to living a more eco-friendly lifestyle away or at home. Everyone has their part to play in our tribe. Our efforts, our impact We believe that we can achieve great things by working together in tandem; our team, our users, hoteliers and partners. Our initiatives are stronger when we align and work …

[Video] Dear Tourism & Hospitality: We’re (Distantly) With You

Our lives are different these days.  We’re working from our bedrooms, we need gloves to get the groceries, we’re wishing mom a happy Mother’s Day through the window.  There are less hugs, less high fives, less people around us.  But we’re very much aware that by keeping away over the short-term, we’re really sticking together — so that one day, we’ll once again have meetings in our lovely offices, embrace our families, and travel all over the globe.  Though most of the world is self-isolating, it doesn’t mean we have to be isolated.  Bringing travel to our home is keeping the globetrotters within us at peace. We’re cooking spaghetti from scratch like we’re in Italy. We’re salsa dancing badly, but who cares? We’re sitting with a laptop in front of the window, soaking up the sun like we’re on the beach.  And while we’re getting very comfortable with our screens, the hit to the industry is tough, so we’re getting better at collaborating across physical spaces to get things done. Like this video, for example.

28 Global Trips & Unique Experiences You Can Explore from the Comfort of Your Own Home

Here’s to travel in times of lockdowns and self-isolation Travel isn’t just about planes, packing, and plans. It’s about experiences: discovering the unknown, exploring a new adventure, appreciating the beauty of a moment with loved ones, new or old friends, or with ourselves.  So, while the world remains pretty much grounded for the next little while — our travel experiences don’t have to be. Thank you, internet! 14 Top Destinations Around the World: Did you know there’s a whole section of the internet dedicated to providing high-quality 360 views of cities all over the world? Here are just a few of many we found to be particularly jaw-dropping: Grab a towel, put on that bikini and make like you’re heading to one of Budapest’s famous thermal spas. Glide over the Szechenyi Chain Bridge and explore the historical Buda Castle at the tippy top of the city.  Walk along the boardwalk on the shore, watch your footprints appear in the sand and even get in the water to explore what’s underneath in the Maldives.  Brighten things …

The European Capital of Tech

Why the Netherlands is a breeding ground for technology Tech is shaping the world around us every single day. It is an intrinsic part of the human leisure-work experience. The U.S has Silicon Valley; so what’s Europe’s answer to technological innovation?  Renowned for its fertility in terms of business regarding proficiency in the English language as well as its tax incentives, and after having earned almost 1 billion dollars in venture capital in 2019, all eyes are on the Netherlands. The country has unparalleled fluidity in terms of its registration process for businesses compared to its fellow European nations.  One thing is certain; the Dutch capital has startup fever. Since the last global financial crisis, the Dutch were proactive despite many people suffering job loss and redundancy. Instead they began creating their own, and so began the popularisation of startups in the country. Now, they’re a hotbed for new business given that tech companies from the United States highly regard their healthy ecosystem in terms of business.  In the last couple of years, we’re noticing …

Bidroom’s top eight hotels near magical Christmas markets in Europe

It’s hard to know what to do when you’re missing that Christmas spirit. When the twinkly sprinkling of fairy lights around the mantelpiece just aren’t doing it for you this year. When the crackle of the fire just isn’t crackley enough to spark that holiday magic. When hot choco, reindeer pyjamas and Mariah Carey only frustrate you more because “why don’t I have the feeling this year?”. Good news. We have the answer to all your Yuletide spirit problems. Pack your mittens. Dig your fluffiest coat out from the back of the closet. Grab your passport. You’re going to a Christmas market! 1. Kraków, Poland What: Main Square Christmas marketWhere: Rynek Główny, Kraków, Poland / Google MapsOpen: 29 November to 7 January; 10am to 8pm (food stalls until 10pm)Hotel: Bonerowski Palace / Świętego Jana 1, Kraków, Poland Market: The scenic and very charming Rynek Glowny square in the old town makes Krakow one of the best settings for a Christmas market, the largest in Poland. Blacksmiths, jewellers, village artists and plenty of mulled wine, Polish …

We’re making friends!

This month more companies that like what we do have joined our travel revolution. And we must say, we like what they do too. So get cosy, spread a comfy blanket over yourself on the couch and start finding more reasons to love Bidroom *cough* THE MEMBERSHIP PERKS! *cough* Gettin’ Around 🚗 Avis – up to 15% discount for car rental Avis can literally take you anywhere you need to go. It’s perfect for that freedom you want on your trip. Rent the car, roll the windows down and cruise along the coast of wherever just like the dreamlike movie sequence you’ve always imagined.  Marcel – 15 EUR discount for first ride (carbon-neutral cars) Paris only Worried about the environment? Conscious of our impact? Us too! Use Marcel to get around Paris! They are an e-taxi service that’s got 100% CO2 emission offset to tackle environmental upset or and we 100% love it.  Everyone’s got baggage 🛍 Eelway – 5% discount for luggage storage & transfer Don’t lug your luggage around like a human snail. …

Bidroom has a new CTO!

Bidroom Welcomes Maurizio Tripi: Tech Leader, Agile Evangelist, CxO Consultant From Silicon Valley What’s got over 110 legs and won’t stop growing? Yeah we do. Last month, we welcomed tech leader Maurizio Tripi to our Board of Directors, and as the newest addition to our ever-growing team of 55+ tech and travel nerds in our Krakow office. “Bidroom holds huge growth potential. I’m here to do what I love most: Scale the product and its technology to perform with millions of users, while supporting outstanding business agility.” —Maurizio Tripi, Bidroom’s new CTO An Innate Passion for Technology, 25+ Years of Commitment to the Industry Originally from Italy, Maurizio spent many of his recent years in Silicon Valley, CA, where he was deeply rooted in the tech ecosystem. Throughout the years, he’s been an active investor, entrepreneur, and strategic advisor in several ventures. In 2014, he founded Real Contacts, an AI-based reputation system focused on better relationship-building. Prior to that, he served as the VP of Innovation & Consulting for Herzum, a consulting company headquartered in …

Giada, an Italian blogger, talks Krakow

Giada Pappalardo is an Italian blogger, who visited Krakow for a few days back in February. We took the opportunity and recommended the best places to show Krakow’s variety of cultures and vibes. We talked to Giada and asked her about the trip – what did she see, what did she love and what surprised her. Read on to see her impression of Krakow.

Bidroom at ITB Berlin 2019

Another year, another edition of ITB Berlin. This year, 45 Bidroom employees hopped on the Bidroom bus and took a trip to Berlin to attend the biggest European Travel Trade Show. What is ITB Berlin Let’s start with the basics. ITB Berlin is a World Leading Travel Trade show that connects people and organizations from the entire travel industry all around the world. The show takes place each year in March in the capital of Germany – Berlin. Let me provide you with some numbers so that you can understand the magnificence of the show. Here are some statistics from this year’s edition of ITB Berlin: There were close to 10 000 Exhibitors – the people representing companies from all around the world that had their own stands available for everyone to visit; Over 10 000 Trade visitors attended ITB Berlin to share and widen their expertise in the travel industry; Almost 190 countries were represented during the show; More than 160 000 visitors came to see the magnificence of the show during these few …