Gekko www.gekko.com is the personal shopping assistant for hotels - simply tell Gekko your favourite hotel and it will show you similar hotels in the world’s top destinations.
Gekko has streamlined the typically cumbersome and lengthy process of finding and booking the right hotel for any situation by recommending ideal hotel matches based on an individualâ€™s preferences. Gekkoâ€™s proprietary algorithm and recommendation engine help the user significantly reduce the research time by delivering a consistently relevant and personalised selection of hotels. The company was shortlisted this year for Innovate!100, an exclusive list of the worldâ€™s most promising startups.
With more than 200,000 hotels in its porfolio, Gekko also offers consumers one of the largest selections for online booking. Gekko partners with many of the leading hotel booking engines - Expedia, Booking,com, Late Rooms, etc - and can compare prices from all of these hotel providers. The number of hotels in Gekkoâ€™s portfolio will increase as it signs up more partners. Gekko also integrates reviews from TripAdvisor.
Gekko also recently launched GEKKOâ„¢ Links (http://www.gekko.com/gekkolinks/signup), the first service that creates affiliate links automatically for publishers that mention hotels on their sites, thereby generating additional revenue from their content. Gekko Links allows users to find out more information on a hotel, check availability, compare prices, as well as letting them book directly, without ever having to leave the publisherâ€™s site. BusinessTraveller.com was one of the first publishers to sign up to use the service.