London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) September 28, 2009 -- Ski Transfer Finder (www.ski-transfers.com), the innovative web service, is connecting ski transfer seekers and airport transfer providers - eliminating the need for commission-based middlemen.
Ski Transfer Finder is first web-based 'request-for-quotation' engine dedicated to airport transfers to ski resorts (ski transfers) on a mission to cut out the middlemen this winter season.
DIY ski holiday has seen a huge increase, partially driven by the availability of cheap flights. Airport transfer services have seen a similar increase, as independent ski holidaymakers have to get to ski resorts and back to the airport. Car hire and public transport, although cheaper are often less time efficient and riskier options to get to ski resort.
Xaver Matt, company director explains "for convenience, many ski holidaymakers choose a ski transfer to get from airport to ski resort. Ski transfers normally come at a premium price compared to other transfer options. The choice of transfer providers available is not always obvious. Intermediaries have filled the vacuum, not only taking 10% - 15% of the booking fee, but also taking control of customers."
Uncertainty about snow and the need for flexibility, combined with an abundance of budget flights have triggered a big rise in self-arranged (DIY) ski holidays. Last season almost 30% of the total UK ski travellers opted for a DIY ski vacation. Flights are easy to book. In contrast, ski transfer seekers still rely on commission-bases intermediaries to book airport transfers at standard rates. Finding a better deal equals hours on the Internet browsing through many airport transfer provider websites.
Xaver Matt, company director believes "finding a good deal for ski transfers still takes far too long. The Internet is full of websites offering transfer services but users still have to put in the effort to find and compare offerings. It is equally difficult for ski transfer operators to generate new business without the use of commission-based websites. "
The team behind Ski Transfer Finder has 10 years experience in the individual ski holiday industry. The company has also considerable online marketing experience, having successfully launched a similar site, Ski Accommodation Finder (www.ski-accommodation-finder.co.uk). The site allows users to submit ski accommodation requests and get quotes directly from ski accommodation providers.
Ski Transfer Finder is completely free for Ski Transfer Seekers. There are no charges and no commissions, users just have to compete a short form which takes less than 2 min. Individual ski transfer operators can submit a quote. Users can review transfer quotes and request a booking without browsing hundreds of websites.
Ski Transfer Provider can register airport transfer services in less than 5 min. There is a Â£75 per airport annual subscription fee, no other charges and no commissions whatsoever. Once registered transfer providers will receive all relevant enquiries submitted and will be able to quote in less than 10sec.