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Do it yourself travel hits Web

diy travel is launching, a “do it yourself” website to enable travellers to tailor-make trips independently. offers 15,000 hotels in the destinations most visited by British travellers, reviewed and rated by the diy travel community.

The diy travel community of 30,000 active members (at launch) provides peer-to-peer reviews of hotels and destinations as well as tips and travel advice. Members are encouraged to complete full profiles in-order to contextualise their writing and also to enable members with similar travel interests to connect with each other.

HotelRank, diy travel’s unique hotel ranking system, automatically lists the best deals currently available and the highest community-ranked hotels for each destination selected by the user - whether country, region or city.

diy travel’s booking engine is optimised to deliver hotel search results in the minimum amount of time, thus eliminating the frustration of long loading screens. The engine also provides instant hotel booking confirmations online and by email.

“UK travellers are embracing the ‘do it yourself’ phenomena in ever greater numbers and indicators suggest that this trend will only increase” said Ben Jackson, Managing Director, diy travel Ltd.  “Consumer reviews are an essential tool when booking ‘diy’ as they are far more revealing than official ratings systems. At diy travel, accommodation can be booked in the knowledge that a hotel has provided a good service to other members”.