Online travel has become so boring and impersonal. Not to mention exhausting. I mean does anybody really believe all those half-cocked reviews on TripAdvisor? And if you’ve ever stayed in one of those crummy hotels Orbitz touts, well, the less said the better. Which is why I’m excited about Jetsetter, a flash-sale website that hawks upscale vacations and travel experiences to the general public at up to 60% off the best available rates.
Jetsetter changes the game, acting like the well-traveled, highly opinionated friend we’d all like to have. Their team of curators, includes seasoned travel writers and industry experts, who conduct a first-hand evaluation and perform on-site visits. This primary research pretty much guarantees that each experience is worthy of the “Jetsetter-Verified” stamp of approval. Plus, the site also includes a range of first-person reviews, photography, travel tips, and destination-specific advice that brings each experience to life – combined with offers not available anywhere else.
A couple of recent properties featured on the site range from the exotic Banyan Tree resorts to iconic properties like The Bauer Hotel in Venice, Negresco in Nice, and boutique outposts such as The Cotton House on ultra-chic Mustique. Weekly email alerts announce sales as they’re beginning, and each sale is available for a three to five day window.
The hitch: Membership to Jetsetter is exclusive and only available via invitation from other members.
The cinch: I’ve got your invitation right HERE.